Dark Army director says Universal monster movie faces complications

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Last Christmas director Paul Feig isn't giving up on making his Universal Classic Monsters team-up movie Dark Army.

The project was born out of Universal Pictures' failed Dark Universe of monster movies that would have built to an Avengers-style blockbuster uniting The Wolfman, Dracula, The Mummy and others.

Instead, the studio turned over its library of monsters to Feig for a Dark Army project he described as a "true monster movie" rather than a thriller-horror hybrid like last year's hit The Invisible Man.

Speaking to Collider, the filmmaker explained that he's currently at a standstill with Universal because they disagree over how much the movie should cost.

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Photo credit: Ray Tamarra/GC Images - Getty Images

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"I love that project so much. I think the studio thinks it's a little too expensive, perhaps. God as my witness, I'm gonna make that movie," the director said. "I'm so obsessed with making that movie. One of the many reasons why I was drawn to doing this current Netflix [movie] is that there's a lot of stuff I can work out in it, as far as effects and all that, that I can bring to Dark Army. I love it.

"It's one of my favourite things I've ever written. It's one of my favourite lead characters I've ever come up with. So, fingers crossed that we will make it someday."

Next up for Feig is The School for Good and Evil, based on a New York Times Bestselling trilogy of novels from author Soman Chainani that blends science fiction and fantasy.

Photo credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images
Photo credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

The film is a coming-of-age tale of two friends swept away from their lives to an academy where its students must train to become fairy tale heroes and villains.

The School for Good and Evil does not yet have a US or UK release date. Feig is also attached to produce a US remake of the hit BBC mockumentary series This Country.

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