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Universal announces ‘Dark Universe’; Depp, Bardem on board

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Universal Pictures has been circling around the idea of a Dark Universe, which includes famous monsters like the Mummy, Frankenstein and the Invisible Man.

On Monday, Universal confirmed the Dark Universe is indeed happening, and “The Mummy,” starring Tom Cruise, will be kicking it off.

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Photo: Universal Pictures

According to a press release, the Dark Universe films will bring along actors Johnny Depp as the Invisible Man, Javier Bardem as Frankenstein, Russell Crow as Dr. Henry Jekyll and Cruise as soldier of fortune Nick Morton.

At its organizing principle, Dark Universe films are connected by a mysterious multi-national organization known as Prodigium.  Led by the enigmatic and brilliant Dr. Henry Jekyll, Prodigium’s mission is to track, study and—when necessary—destroy evil embodied in the form of monsters in our world.  Working outside the aegis of any government, and with practices concealed by millennia of secrecy, Prodigium protects the public from knowledge of the evil that exists just beyond the thin membrane of civilized society…and will go to any length to contain it.


Credit to Sly Fox for sending the press release from Universal Pictures.

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