Writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have just signed a two-year deal with Universal Pictures and will kick off their new partnership with re-imaginings of Van Helsing and The Mummy.
According to the press release, Tom Cruise is attached to star in and produce the Van Helsing picture. For The Mummy, Kurtzman and Orci will be working alongside producer Sean Daniel and Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts.
“We’re thrilled to call Universal Pictures our home,” said the coveted writing duo in a joint statement. “From the moment we sat down with the Uni team, there was an instant flow of inspired ideas. They really understand the importance of building a strong creative team and giving our shared projects their full support. We’re proud to start making movies that will live as part of Universal’s enduring legacy.”
In addition to the projects at Universal, Kurtzman and Orci will also be penning the Amazing Spider-Man sequel for Sony.