Universal Pictures and Epic Games are partnering up together to create an original short-form miniseries called “We Will Be Monsters.” The first episode will drop on October 28 inside Fortnite as part of the game’s Shortnitemares Festival. It will reimagine the Bride of Frankenstein and Dracula.
“We Will Be Monsters” takes Universal’s iconic characters from works like the Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy and adapts them to modern times. The original Universal monster movies were focused on European origins, but now this new miniseries will go global and feature locations such as Hong Kong, Morocco, Los Angeles, and Lagos.
“This is another manifestation of our monsters, and they have never been depicted this diverse,” says Abhijay Parkash, the president of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.
Furthermore, Rick Famuyiwa will direct the Universal Monsters x Fortnite miniseries. Famuyiwa has directed several episodes of The Mandalorian and was chosen because of his involvement with working within high-tech, virtual sets as well as his own unique interpretations of the Universal Monsters characters.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, after the drop of the initial episode, Fortnite players will be able to buy the skins of these characters and use them in the game. The first skin available will be the Bride of Frankenstein one, with episodes two through four planned to be released sometime early in 2022.