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'Fargo,' 'Prisoner' Writers Latest to Unwrap Universal's Cinematic Monster Franchise

Fargo television series creator Noah Hawley, Prisoners writer Aaron Guzikowski and Men in Black scribe Ed Solomon are the latest writers to join Universal's cinematic monster universe, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trio of newly-hired writers, along with the already-announced Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman, will serve as architects for the franchise relaunch. Guzikowski is set for The Wolfman with Hawley and Solomon not yet ascribed to a particular project. Morgan and Kurtzman will produce the films.

The plan for Universal's monster franchise described by THR is very similar to Marvel's superhero films. The hope for The Wolfman is not only to relaunch the dormant franchise, but to "weave in movies of the other monster characters." The Mummy with Kurtzman directing is already on Universal's list of upcoming films, and will be the first in Universal's monster cinematic franchise. Other planned movies include Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein and Van Helsing. No other information, including possible release dates, were disclosed.

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