Bridesmaids director Paul Feig has signed on to helm something out of his traditional wheelhouse. Usually involved in comedies, Feig will instead write and direct a new monster movie for Universal. Titled Dark Army, the film will reportedly feature classic monsters alongside original creature creations.
This news is scarce on details, however it is expected that monsters from the classic Universal library will be involved. The idea is an original Feig one though. So it’s unclear if this will be a standalone movie, or if it’s another attempt by the studio to create a sort of monsters extended universe.
It seemed as if Universal was moving away from the ill-fated Dark Universe. Dracula Untold and The Mummy both disappointed, and the studio seemingly decided to just move ahead with standalone projects. Their collaboration with Blumhouse on Leigh Whannell‘s The Invisible Man looks especially intriguing. We’ll wait and see if that plan has changed.
It will be interesting to see what Feig can do with a monster movie. It’s especially encouraging that he came up with the original idea rather than just being hired to direct somebody else’s script. Hopefully that means he’s really passionate and excited about tackling another genre.
His most recent movie was the darkly comic thriller A Simple Favor. He has the holiday romance Last Christmas up next. That hits cinemas Friday, November 8.