I’d like to just take a moment, if I could, to thank the universe itself for being such a random and meaningless expanse of haphazardly interconnecting systems of chaos that it would allow me to write, after all the random pieces fell into place, the most random entertainment news headline I’ve ever penned, concerning Tom Cruise, a Van Helsing reboot, and the team behind the Transformers franchise.
Yes, that’s right. The long-rumored Van Helsing remake might finally be getting some legs, and they’re attached to the guy who used them to leap from Oprah’s couch—Tom Cruise is set to produce the ever-gestating Van Helsing reboot with writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. It’s all part of a two-year first-look deal that Kurtzman and Orci have put together with Universal.
This is actually a production that’s been in discussion for some time—Cruise was set to produce Guillermo del Toro’s take on Van Helsing in 2010, but that venture fell apart, as did del Toro’s attempt at filming At the Mountains of Madness.
It should be noted, however, that Cruise is only currently “attached” to star in the film, as there is no script as of yet. However, even a Tom Cruise-starring take on Van Helsing from the guys who wrote Cowboys & Aliens and the Transformers series can’t be worse than the 2004 film starring Hugh Jackman, right? Right?
What do you think of the Van Helsing news?