Tom Cruise attached to 'Van Helsing' reboot from writer-producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci

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Star Trek and Transformers screenwriter/producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will tackle developing the reboot Van Helsing, with Tom Cruise attached to star as the famed fictional vampire hunter, studio Universal Pictures announced today. (Hugh Jackman’s 2004 Van Helsing pulled in $300 million worldwide, but it is largely considered a creative failure, and the potential franchise was shuttered.)

The project is part of a first-look production deal between Kurtzman and Orci’s K/O Paper Products production company and Universal Pictures. As part of the deal, the pair will also develop a reboot of The Mummy with Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts and producer Sean Daniel, who oversaw producing the last incarnation of the Mummy franchise.

Kurtzman and Orci’s next project is the family drama People Like Us (out June 29), which they wrote and Kurtzman directed.

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