Yep, you read that right. Looks like Universal Studios is looking to reboot the franchise and they’ve tapped Tom Cruise to star in it. Not only is he going to star but he’s also going to produce alongside Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
Alex Kurzman had this to say about the reboot:
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.
So what do you guys think? Does a darker, more grittier take on Van Helsing sound inticing? Or do you think it’ll be a waste of time? Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.