Van Helsing Returns: Overlord Director Helming Reboot for Universal

As word of vaccines start to become a more daily occurrence, it seems that Hollywood is beginning to toil over what will fill the cinematic landscape for the next few years to come. Daily, we're getting word of new projects that will hopefully hit cinemas in the next couple years while attempting to reboot theaters after the worldwide health emergency. Tonight word is breaking that Universal Pictures is heading back into classic territory with a full revamp of Van Helsing, the monster hunter. Overlord director Julius Avery is set to direct and develop the project with James Wan attached as a producer. 

The last theatrical Van Helsing feature starred Hugh Jackman and proved to be a financial failure for the studio. It was both critically panned and audiences despised the CGI work. Now, Irving looks to put his own spin on the character with a feature film that will once again relaunch the famed destroyer of unleashed monsters. No word on who will take on the role has been announced yet but it looks like Avery is already busy rewriting the submitted script. 

After Universal's Dark Universe was scrapped, many are still flocking to the idea that there's still blood to be drawn from classic characters and stories. While the shared universe idea has been totally scrapped, Universal is still attempting to cash in on the properties they own with retellings and reboots.