The Mummy’s failure may have put the wrap on the planned interconnected series.
“I advised him not to do it,” the elder Landis said. “I think he’s putting himself in a bad position.”
Javier Bardem will star in the Bill Condon-directed feature, the next in Universal’s line of monster movies.
Shane Salerno, who penned all of James Cameron’s forthcoming Avatar sequels, will write the script.
Kirkman’s love letter to superhero comics is finally getting a movie from Universal Pictures.
Now that Universal owns DreamWorks, Michael McCullers is taking the big green ogre in a new direction.
Stephen Gaghan will direct the film from his own script.
The film is still set to be released in theaters on January 27th.
The beginning of the new Universal Monsters cinematic universe is coming next summer.
Landis to write and direct, while The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman will produce.
Oscar-winning actor could join Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, and Johnny Depp in the monster films.
The most overpaid actor in Hollywood joins Universal’s classic monster universe.