The Universal 3D Relaunch is line of films released by Universal Studios. It is a reboot of their famous monster movies from the 1930s and 40s, such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Mummy.


Frankenstein 3D

The first film to be released was Frankenstein 3D. The film both and adaption of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein and a remake of the 1931 film Frankenstein while also borrowing from other film versions. It stars Daniel Bruhl as the titular character, Dr Victor Frankenstein, who tries to play God and create life through science. However, his creation turns out to be a deformed monster, played by Stellan Skarsgard. The rest of the film follows Frankenstein's attempts to hunt down and destroy the monster before it can harm anyone.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 3D

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 3D stars Ewan McGregor as Quasimodo, the disfigured bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral. Alan Rickman plays Archdeacon Claude Frollo, Quasimodo's guardian and father figure, who falls in love with the gypsy dancer Esmeralda, played by Olga Kurylenko. Driven mad by his lust, Frollo resolves to have Esmeralda killed. Quasimodo, who has also fallen in love with Esmeralda, must save her from the fire.

The Mummy 3D

The Mummy 3D is more of a remake of the 1999 version of The Mummy but is also inspired by the 1932 film. Mark Strong plays Imhotep, an Ancient Egyptian high priest who is mummified alive after he murders the Pharoah. In 1933, he is accidentally ressurected by members of an expedition to the lost city of Hamunaptra. Gal Gadot plays Evelyn Carnahan, an Egyptologist and the reincarnation of Imhotep's lover Anck-su-Namun. Imhotep kills the other party members and then kidnaps Evelyn, forcing adventurer Rick O'Connell, played by Matt Bomer, to try and defeat the Mummy.

Count Dracula 3D

Count Dracula 3D is based on the Bram Stoker novel Dracula and also borrows from the numerous film adaptions. Javier Bardem portrays the vampiric Count Dracula, who in this version is the historical Vlad Tepes, as he searches for the reincarnation of his lover Elisabeta. He eventually finds her in Mina Seward, played by Eva Green. Hugh Dancy plays Mina's love interest Johnathan Harker, who must team up with Professor Abraham Van Helsing, played by Max Von Sydow, to destroy Dracula once and for all.

The Phantom of the Opera 3D

The Phantom of the Opera 3D stars Hugh Jackman as Erik Dressler, AKA the Phantom, who resides in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with aspiring soprano Christine Daaé, played by Melanie Laurent, and eventually kidnaps her. Erik acts as a voice coach for Christine, seeing a bright operatic future for her, and she eventually comes to love him as well.

The Wolfman 3D

The Wolfman 3D combines plot elements from both the 1941 and 2010 films. Mark Ruffalo plays Lawrence Talbot, an actor who returns to his home town to care for his sick father. While there, he falls in love with Gwen Conliffe, played by Gemma Arterton, but his future is destroyed when he is bitten by a werewolf and inflicted with lycantrophy. Every night during the full moon, Lawrence transforms into the terrifying Wolfman.

Jekyll and Hyde 3D

Jekyll and Hyde 3D draws inspiration from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, but is more of a remake of the famous 1931 film, which was already remade in 1941. Dr Henry Jekyll is played by Christopher Eccelston, depicted as a man obsessed with proving that there is a good and evil side to everyone. He creates a serum which brings out his own evil side; transforming him into Edward Hyde, a rapist and murderer.

The Invisible Man 3D

The Invisible Man 3D is based both on the 1933 film version of H.G. Wells' novel as well as the modern adaption Hollow Man. The film follows Hawley Griffin, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who develops a serum to turn himself invisible. However, one of the side effects is that it drives him insane, and he becomes the focus of a police manhunt.

Black Lagoon 3D

Black Lagoon 3D is a remake of the 1954 film Creature from the Black Lagoon. Doug Jones plays the creature, with Jennifer Lawrence playing scientist Kay Lawrence, with who the creature becomes infatuated.

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