Universal Recruits Ghostbusters' Paul Feig for Monster Movie Dark Army

Ghostbusters writer-director Paul Feig is getting downright spooky for his next project.

According to Deadline, Feig is developing Dark Army, a monster movie he intends to write and direct. The story is based on his original idea, featuring classic monsters from Universal's library as well as new characters. He is set to produce the project alongside Laura Fischer for Universal Pictures.

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Originally, Universal intended to launch its own Dark Universe of interconnected films, much like the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, when The Mummy tanked, the studio changed its plan. Now, like Warner Bros.' new format for the DC Extended Universe, Universal is taking a filmmaker-based approach. That is to say, the projects will be largely standalone, with some "connective tissue" to Universal's other monster movies.

Dark Army isn't Universal's only monster-based film in the works. The Invisible Man is set to be written and directed by Leigh Whannell (Insidious: Chapter 3) and will star Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer and Storm Reid. Both this film and Dark Army will reportedly be solo films with connective tissue.

In addition to 2016's Ghostbusters, Feig's past work includes A Simple Favor, Spy, The Heat and Freaks and Geeks. His next project, Last Christmas, stars Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding and hits theaters on November 8.

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