Not content with donning a wig for Rock of Ages and taking on villains in the first Jack Reacher film, Tom Cruise is reportedly attached to star in a new version of Van Helsing.
According to Deadline.com, Cruise will produce and star in a reimagining of the vampire hunter's tale, with Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci developing the screenplay.
The character was last portrayed on screen by Hugh Jackman in Stephen Sommers' underwhelming 2004 adventure Van Helsing but Universal Pictures are keen to revive the hero and launch a new franchise.
Kurtzman and Orci will also develop a new version of The Mummy, with Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaights on board.
The announcement of Universal's monster movies comes after Kurtzman and Orci signed a two-year first-look production deal with the studio.
"Alex and Roberto are extraordinarily talented writers and producers who know the value of a great story in building successful tent pole films," Universal's Adam Fogelson and Donna Langley said in a joint statement.
"They have been a major part of some of Hollywood's biggest movies and television shows in recent history, and we're eager to have them build on that success at Universal."
Cruise, meanwhile, can next be seen as fictional musician Stacee Jaxx in the upcoming film adaptation of Rock of Ages.