Universal Studio's classic monster spin-off is all set to kick off from next year, with the much awaited Tom Cruise-starrer The Mummy reboot. However, there are also news that the studio is aiming for similar movies including another anticipated one, the Van Helsing reboot.
Talking about the development, co-writer of the movie Van Helsing, Jon Spaihts shared some interesting facts. Like the new Van Helsing movie will differ from its predecessor in a huge way. It will be more of a modern day oriented vampire hunt.
"It's a new creation, so it doesn't owe much of a debt to prior films,it is still a very romantic departure from the character as incepted in Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula," said Jon.
"This is a monster hunter with encyclopedic knowledge, but it's set in the present day and it's filled with good stuff I'm not allowed to talk about." He added.
"I'm very excited about this new incarnation of Van Helsing, and I hope that as the Universal monsters cinematic universe begins to take flight, we'll see him cropping up in other stories as well." Jon added further.
Jon said that, he is collaborating with co-writer Eric Heisserer on the Van Helsing project, and looking forward to give the story, a much different face.
Earlier, Eric Heisserer had revealed that "early on, our inspiration for Van Helsing's character, behavior and his mannerisms was all in Mad Max."