Monday, May 24, 2010

Halcyon International Pictures Teams Up With Famous Monsters Of Filmland To Reboot Classic Universal Horrors

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Sources: Halcyon International Pictures

Remember last Tuesday when I posted a rumor coming out of Cannes that "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine was planning on getting into the movie making business?

Well, now it's official.

This morning, Halcyon International Pictures has announced that it has teamed up with "Famous Monsters" to reboot several of the classic movie monster franchises made by Universal Studios.

The indie movie maker, that first broke into the business in 1985 with "Re-Animator", issued this brief statement through their website:

"For decades, they roamed the cinemas, video stores and late night TV, haunting us, exciting us and inspiring us… Now, the Famous Monsters are back...in Five ALL NEW movies ready to entertain an all new generation."

Here is the list:

DRACULA: REBORN
MUMMY: RESURRECTED
FRANKENSTEIN: REGENERATED
WEREWOLF: RELOADED
CREATURE: RETURNS

Along with this announcement came four new graphics for all of the films, except the Creature reboot.

I don't know about you, but I don't know quite what to think about all this? How are fans going to react to some of the most beloved movie monsters of all-time getting remade for the 2000's?

From these images, three of the films look like standard remakes, but the Wolfman on a space station?

Well.....that's what the pic looks like? Doesn't it?

I've got a bad feeling, though I will reserve my comments until more information surfaces.

Maybe it's a good thing that they haven't come up with a new design for The Creature yet?

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See Also: Famous Monsters To Bring Back The Creature, The Mummy, Frankenstein And Others To The Silver Screen? / FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND ISSUE #251 COVER UNVEILED / The First Look At Famous Monsters Of Filmland #251 / Famous Monsters of Filmland Convention News /Famous Monsters Of Filmland Brings 'Downstream' To The Egyptian Theatre / Famous Monsters Of Filmland To Invade Indianapolis This Summer / Famous Monsters Of Filmland Magazine Returns! / Famous Monsters Of Filmland - Editor To Be Announced Soon - Magazine Being Pushed Back / Famous Monsters Of Filmland To Give Carla Laemmle A Grand 100th Birthday Bash / Famous Monsters Of Filmland Is Reborn On The World Wide Web / Dracula (1931) / "Famous Monsters" Trademark Injunction Won By Philip Kim / Forrest J. Ackerman, 1916 - 2008 / RIP Forrest J Ackerman (1916-2008) / Forrest Ackerman's Health Is Failing Now Is The Time For Fans To Contact Him / Mad Monster Party (1969)

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