Rupert Sanders set for Van Helsing reboot?

News Simon Brew 11 Oct 2012 - 07:14

The reboot of Van Helsing, apparently starring Tom Cruise, might be attracting Snow White & The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders...

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Universal was reportedly set to press ahead with a reboot of Van Helsing. The first film, directed by Stephen Sommers, was something of a muddled CG festival, that took a decent amount of cash, but hardly made it to anyone’s favourite DVD shelf. The reboot, however, instantly gained some interest when Tom Cruise was revealed to be circling the film.

Furthermore, the movie is being developed by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Fringe), alongside the reboot of The Mummy franchise.

Van Helsing, though, might be moving forward quicker. The latest news on the film is that it may just have a director, with Rupert Sanders apparently lined up for the job. Sanders directed this year’s Snow White And The Huntsman, before departing the sequel/spin-off to that movie for more than one reason.

Twitch Film now reports that Sanders is in “early and still relatively casual” discussions about directing Van Helsing. He might have to make his mind up soon, though. Tom Cruise is currently filming All You Need Is Kill, but when he’s done with that, it looks as though Van Helsing might just be his next film. That suggests it will go into production next year.

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leave the reboots alone!

If it is respectful of the original Universal Monsters and has good scares, good performances and, most importantly, a great script, then I'm in favour. The premise of Van Helsing was good, the execution and terrible CGI made it a car-crash. Also, Van Helsing must be THE Van Helsing Bram Stoker created, not Gabrielle, or whatever Jackman's character was. Tom Cruise should play it serious and the movie needs to have teeth! Or don't bother.

agreed plus he should be a young van helsing and keep his german roots

I'm geneally against reboots, but if any film could be better than the last attempt, it's Van Helsing. To this day I'm not sure why I stayed in the cinema til the end of the previous incarnation. It was without doubt the worst film I've paid to see on the large screen.

The quote 'I've never seen the sea' is still short hand for 'well that was random' in our household.

Not sure about Cruise in it tho, he's getting on a bit these days. Why not let someone interesting who can do more than 'cocky' and 'slightly sad' emotions have a go.

Christoph Waltz should be older Van Helsing...

I want werewolves, draculas,frankenstein, and a mummy and lots of monsters in the movie and action figure toys.

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