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The Guys Behind 'The Mummy' And 'Fast Five' Will Reboot & "Unify" Universal's Classic Movie Monsters Ala Marvel's MCU

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2014 4:33 PM
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In the era of reboots and remakes, if an attempt to bring back a franchise fails, it's cool because you can just try again a few years later. Of even if it was successful, you can still reboot it, even if the next incarnation is a total disappointment (see "The Amazing Spider-Man"). And so it goes with Universal, who four years ago dropped the troubled "Wolfman" into theatres and watched it sink like a stone. So they're giving it another kick at the can and have hired two dudes who know how to make blockbusters of varying quality, but consistent box office.

'Fast Five' Writer Chris Morgan Producing 'Crime Of The Century' For Director Of 'Portal' Short Film

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • October 14, 2011 2:51 AM
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When you've written box office hits like "Wanted" and the last two installments of the successful "Fast and the Furious" series for the same studio, you definitely earn some clout. That's why 5-year old writer Chris Morgan is now making good on his two-year first-look deal with Universal Studios, who would probably be more than happy to produce another film with hopes of capturing some of Morgan's "Fast Five" success (especially since the studio isn't doing too well with blockbusters like "Cowboys & Aliens" of late).

There's Going To Be A 'Fast Six,' Obviously

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2011 10:31 AM
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  • 1 Comment
While we may bemoan studios forever clinging to sequels and franchises, there is a very good reason why. They make shitloads of money. Thus far, "The Fast And The Furious" franchise has brought just under $1 billion worldwide at the box office, doing more than triple the budget for these films. That's in-freakin-sanity. And with "Fast Five" revving its engines to hit theaters next week, it's hardly surprising that Universal already have their eyes on a sixth installment.

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