Yesterday, Deadline reported that Channing Tatum is planning on reuniting with his 21 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who are producing an untitled film for Universal Pictures that will be satirical thriller set in the Universal Monsters universe.
Tatum attached to take the lead role.
Sources tell Deadline that Universal Pictures, Lord Miller and Free Association are developing an untitled monster project, described as a modern-day, tongue-in-cheek thriller inspired by Universal’s classic monster legacy with Tatum set to star.
There are zero plot details but the idea/outline came from Channing’s producing partner Reid Carolin and a script penned by Wes Tooke.
On paper, the mystery project might not be too dissimilar to the mystery Universal Monsters project that Paul Feig is developing separately.
Tatum has been keeping a low profile lately after a starring role in Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, taking a supporting role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and upcoming cameo in Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy. At one point, he was producing and co-writing a solo Gambit film for 20th Century Fox before the merger with Disney essentially killed it.
The Invisible Man director Leigh Whannell is following up with another Universal Monsters project with a Wolfman film starring Ryan Gosling.