Last month, Universal revealed its intentions to move forward with another Van Helsing film. This time, Tom Cruise is going to star and produce alongside producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Kurtzman spoke to CraveOnline about the project and had this to say:
“Well, I don’t want to give away too much, because we are actually at the very beginning of talking about what to do with it. But I do feel like the Van Helsing that Anthony Hopkins plays in [Bram Stoker’s] Dracula is sort of the parody version of it, and the Van Helsing that Hugh Jackman played was obviously in a different place as well. I think that these kinds of movies have evolved a lot since then. You know, The Dark Knight was a major, major corner-turning moment in the way that genre and superhero stories could be told. Really grounded in reality. Really grounded in really cool things. That’s what I’d like to do without sacrificing the fantasy element. We aspired to do that as well on Trek, you know, keep it “real.” That’s such a different franchise than Batman, but that’s really what we wanted to do. And we’d love to do that with Van Helsing.”
Kurtzman and Orci are also planning a new version of The Mummy at Universal, so stay tuned for more on that as it comes in as well.