The rebooted world of the Universal Monsters continues to take shape, with Universal now scheduling a release date for a third film that will offer a new take on a classic cinematic creature.

Deadline reports that an untitled Universal Monster movie has received a February 15th, 2019 (Presidents' Day weekend) debut date.

Universal previously announced that The Mummy will hit theaters on June 9th, 2017, and the studio also has April 13th, 2018 marked down for a Universal Monster movie release.

Set to star Johnny Depp, The Invisible Man is moving forward and still needs a release date, so it could very well end up taking either the 2018 or 2019 slot on the release slate. Also needing a spot on the calendar is the new Bride of Frankenstein film is being written by David Koepp.

The Universal Monsters reboot initiative is headed by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, with the ultimate goal of creating a shared cinematic universe including Wolf Man, Dracula, Van Helsing, the Bride of Frankenstein, the titular characters from Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Phantom of the Opera, and more.

Kurtzman is directing The Mummy from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange, Prometheus). The film stars Tom Cruise, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance, and Sofia Boutella as The Mummy.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on the new Universal Monster movies.

Source: Deadline
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