Director Paul Feig’s (Ghostbusters) Universal monster movie called Dark Army will include both classic Universal monsters AND original characters. And today Feig says while he isn’t interested in doing a “horror movie,” he is interested in crafting a “true monster film.”
Feig tells Collider: “I wrote a draft and got thoughts from the studio, and now I’m in the middle of a rewrite on that right now, and so hopefully that’ll be my next movie. If it’s not, it’ll be the one after whatever I do next. But yeah, I’m very excited about it, too. It’s just, you want to get it right.”
He continues: “I really want to bring the same feeling those old monster movies I loved growing up watching [did]. I’m not as interested in doing a horror movie as I am in doing a true monster film. Hopefully, that will see the light of day. You never know … these days, but I love it… I’m excited about the characters that I’ve created and about some of the ones that I’ve been able to bring over from the old movies.”
He adds: “It’s really smart because I mean, I can’t wait for Invisible Man, but that looks like a straight-up great horror movie, you know? But then the fact that I just read that they’re going to do this like a monster musical, and that’s great, too… It’s nice to see it just kind of get interpreted a million different ways. So I’m excited about mine and about whatever else they’re going to do.”
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