Rupert Sanders to direct Van Helsing?

Said to be in line for Tom Cruise remake

Tom Cruise's starring vehicle Van Helsing looks to have got itself up and running once again, with Rupert Sanders reportedly in line to take on directorial duties.

Universal has long been keen on reviving the story of the veteran vampire-hunter, although all had gone quiet on the project since it was announced that Tom Cruise would be starring some months ago.

Now it seems that the studio has identified its first choice to fill the director's chair, with Rupert Sanders apparently the man for the job.

If he were to accept the task it would likely mean him stepping down from the sequel to Snow White And the Huntsman, a move that would allow him to continue his working relationship with Universal while avoiding the tabloid attention the sequel would no doubt garner with his name attached.

Cruise's busy schedule means that a director needs to be appointed sooner rather than later, and with Sanders a known quantity to studio heads, he may be seen as a safe pair of hands. Expect an official confirmation either way in the coming weeks...

Is Sanders a good pick to direct? Tell us, below!


    • Ali1748

      Oct 11th 2012, 10:08

      Decent choice, I like what Rupert did with Snow White and The Huntsman.

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    • FBALeal

      Oct 11th 2012, 13:29

      But Tom Cruise?! I would rather have him return as Lestat for Pete's sake!

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 11th 2012, 17:25

      I don't mind Cruise the actor.

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    • nycrkfan

      Oct 12th 2012, 9:05

      You couldn't pay me to watch any more of his films. What a jerk.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 12th 2012, 16:10

      Cruise or Rupert ? I could care less about Sanders banging Kristen Stewart.

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    • HarleyquinnLove

      Nov 11th 2012, 16:45

      tom cruise is a horrible choice. Hugh jackman did an amazing job. He did all of his own stunts as well. Even though this film was very low budget it still did very well. I am in love with this movie. One of my favorite adaptations of Van Helsing and Dracula. Would be a shame to see it ruined by a poor casting choice.

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