As production wraps up on the highly anticipated sequel to “Godzilla vs. Kong: The New Empire,” actor Dan Stevens is ready to continue his monster-filled journey.
Stevens is set to co-star alongside Melissa Barrera in Radio Silence’s upcoming untitled monster thriller at Universal. With the film helmed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of Radio Silence, and backed by the success of “Scream VI,” this project promises to bring a fresh and unique take on legendary monster lore. Let’s delve into the details.
Plot and Production Team:
The plot of the untitled monster thriller remains tightly under wraps, leaving fans intrigued about the story’s direction and the character Stevens will portray in the film. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, known for their work on “Scream VI,” will direct the project.
Joining them is producer Chad Villella, known for his involvement in the “Scream” franchise, as well as William Sherak, Paul Neinstein, and James Vanderbilt from Project X Entertainment. The screenplay was written by Stephen Shields, with revisions by Guy Busick, adding their creative touch to the project.
Success of Radio Silence and Project X:
The collaboration between Radio Silence and Project X Entertainment has proved to be a winning formula. Having recently achieved success with “Scream VI,” which opened to record-breaking numbers at the global box office, the team is now set to embark on another thrilling venture.
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The 2022 release of “Scream” also revitalized the 25-year-old franchise, further cementing the partnership’s ability to bring fresh energy to established properties.
A New Direction for Universal Monster Films:
Universal Monster films have a rich history rooted in the horror genre. They offer filmmakers the freedom to explore these iconic characters with no restrictions on budget, rating, or genre. The new direction for these films emphasizes a filmmaker-driven approach, encouraging innovative directors with bold ideas to develop and pitch their unique stories.
This approach aligns with Universal’s recent successes, such as “The Invisible Man” and the upcoming “Renfield,” which provide fresh perspectives on classic monster tales.
Dan Stevens: A Versatile Actor:
Dan Stevens, widely recognized for his roles in “The Guest” and “Beauty and the Beast,” has consistently showcased his acting prowess. His recent performance as Nixon White House Counsel John Dean in the Starz limited series “Gaslit” garnered critical acclaim, further establishing him as a versatile talent.
Stevens received widespread praise for his German-language performance in Maria Schrader’s “I’m Your Man,” which was Germany’s official submission for the Best International Feature category at the Academy Awards. Fans eagerly anticipate his upcoming lead role in Adam Wingard’s sequel, “Godzilla vs. Kong: The New Empire.”
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As Dan Stevens wraps up his work on “Godzilla vs. Kong: The New Empire,” he jumps into yet another monster-filled adventure with Radio Silence’s untitled monster thriller at Universal.
With an impressive production team and a fresh approach to the beloved Universal Monster films, this project holds great promise. Fans of Stevens and monster enthusiasts alike eagerly await further details and anticipate another thrilling addition to the monster movie genre.