The last time Universal took a crack at making a Van Helsing flick, things went sour, then silly, then abysmal. Given that they’ve seen the error of their ways, they’ve actively been searching for a new director to point them in the right direction. That being said…
Twitch is reporting that Snow White and the Huntsman director, the ever so controversial Rupert Sanders, and Universal have engaged in some early and still relatively casual conversations about Universal’s upcoming Van Helsing with the sides expressing a mutual interest in doing the project with one another.
Tom Cruise is attached to both produce and star as the titular vampire hunter in the Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman penned story. Cruise is currently filming All You Need Is Kill with Van Helsing a strong possibility to be his next project after that, meaning Universal needs to lock down a director fairly quickly, and this would certainly seem to play to Sanders’ skill set while also allowing a bit of breathing space for the director.
More as it comes.
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