Universal Pictures just might be making yet another Van Helsing flick, and the big rumor is that Tom Cruise is involved. It’s said that he will not only produce the film, but he will also star as the vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing.
As most of us know, Abraham Van Helsing is a character from Bram Stoker’s legendary novel Dracula. If this new Van Helsing movie is anything like the last one Universal did, then it’s not going to be anything like Stoker’s Dracula. Remember that god awful movie? It was the cheesy film starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale, and was directed by Stephen Sommers. Luckily this new Van Helsing won’t be directed by Stephen Sommers and is completely unrelated to his film.
As for who will direct the Tom Cruise Van Helsing, that’s currently up in the air. Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) had signed on to direct the film, but he dropped the project for another Universal flick, At the Mountains of Madness. So now we’ve got no director.
Unfortunately, that’s all we know about Tom Cruise’s new role as Van Helsing. Hopefully more information with trickle in soon.
What do you guys think about Universal doing yet another Van Helsing movie? And Tom Cruise starring in it?
Personally, I hate Tom Cruise, but he was absolutely amazing in Interview with the Vampire, so I think he’d be great in another vampire flick (even if he’s not playing a vamp this time). As for another Van Helsing movie, eh, I am a bit doubtful. Like most people, I expected Universal’s first Van Helsing to be incredible, but I hated it. So I’m expecting this second one to fail as well. But here’s hoping they learned from their mistakes and the new vamp movie kicks serious ass.