‘A Simple Favour’ and ‘Bridesmaids’ filmmaker Paul Feig has taken up the mantle to write and direct the new monster movie, ‘Dark Army’ for Universal Pictures.
The story is based on an original idea from Feig but no specific plot details have been revealed. Reports suggest that characters from Universal’s classic monster library and original characters created by Feig will be included. Feig and Laura Fischer will produce through his Universal-based Feigco Productions.
After a disastrous start to the Dark Universe with the Tom Cruise led ‘The Mummy’, Universal dropped the idea of an interconnected universe. Universal are now favouring filmmaker passion that has connective tissue to Uni’s Classic Monsters legacy which will see Leigh Whannell’s ‘The Invisible Man’ kick-start the monster universe. Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions take the gauntlet to push things forward with ‘The Invisible Man’. Having Whannell on board to write, produce and direct the reboot.
Other film’s in Universal’s classic monster library include ‘Dracula’, ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Wolf Man’.
Feig has been responsible for the likes of ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘Spy’, ‘The Heat’, ‘Ghostbusters’ and most recently ‘A Simple Favor’. He next takes up the helm on the Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding led ‘Last Christmas’ which features a number of George Michael tracks including a new song and a cameo from Michael’s Wham partner, Andrew Ridgeley. His upcoming products include a producer credits on ‘When Michael Met Carrie…and Other People’ for Universal and the Stella Meghie-directed romantic comedy ‘American Princess’ starring Issa Rae for 20th Century Fox.