Universal Pictures has signed a two-year production deal with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who are best know for writing “Star Trek” and “Transformers.” The duo will kick off their new relationship with modern reboots of Universal’s “Van Helsing” and “The Mummy” franchises.
At this point, very little is known about the two films, except that Tom Cruise is attached to produce and star in “Van Helsing,” which was turned into a film in 2004 with Hugh Jackman playing the title character.
“We’re thrilled to call Universal Pictures our home,” said Kurtzman and Orci. “They really understand the importance of building a strong creative team and giving our shared projects their full support. We’re proud to start making movies that will live as part of Universal’s enduring legacy.”