Monday, November 29th, 2021

The Mandalorian director works with Fortnite to create shorts featuring universal classic monsters.

Universal Pictures and Epic Games are working together to create an original short-form miniseries called “We Will Be Monsters.” The first episode will be dropped into Fortnite on October 28th as part of the game’s Shortnitemares Festival. It will reconsider Frankenstein and Dracula’s bride.

“We Will Be Monsters” incorporates Universal’s iconic characters from works such as Frankenstein’s Bride and The Mummy and adapts them to the present day. While the original Universal Horror movie focused on European origin, this new miniseries will be rolled out globally, featuring locations such as Hong Kong, Morocco, Los Angeles and Lagos.

“This is another manifestation of our monster and has never been so diverse,” says Abhijay Parkash, president of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.

In addition, Rick Famuyiwa will oversee the Universal Monsters x Fortnite Miniseries. Fam Ewa oversaw several episodes of The Mandalorian and was chosen for his involvement in working with a high-tech virtual set and for his unique interpretation of the Universal Monster character.

according to Hollywood ReporterAfter dropping the first episode, Fortnite players will be able to purchase skins for these characters and use them in the game. The first skin available is Frankenstein’s Bride 1, and episodes 2-4 will be released in early 2022.

Other horror-themed skins released as part of this year’s Fort Nightmare include biohazard Jill and Chris and The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes.