Paul Feig’s DARK ARMY Will Be A True Monster Movie
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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