November 16, 2011
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I heard a while ago that there would be a sequel to 2004′s Van Helsing, the Hugh Jackman film that (somehow) managed to earn around $300 million dollars worldwide, though I assumed that Universal came to their senses and moved on, since it seemed lost in development hell.
Sure, it managed to mangle just about everything you ever knew about the classic monsters (like Dracula, and his various failed attempts at reproduction) but it did have lots of swinging about and Jackman in a kit that looked nothing like that which Vampire Hunter D wore.
What surprises me somewhat is that Universal appears to be doing this on the cheap, which is odd because the original film was so high-profile, though, if the trailer is any indicator, this looks like it’s bound straight to video.