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The Mummy

  Tags: Alex Kurtzman, Jon Spaihts, Len Wiseman, Mummies, mummy, reboot, Roberto Orci, Sean Daniel Company, SUPERNATURAL, the mummy, Universal Pictures

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CATEGORY
Supernatural

RELEASE DATE
April 22, 2016
CURRENT STATUS
In Development
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Universal Pictures
Sean Daniel Company
K/O Paper Products
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
DIRECTED BY
N/A
WRITTEN BY
Billy Ray
Jon Spaihts
STARRING
N/A

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Len Wiseman (Underworld series, Total Recall remake) was originally going to direct, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Billy Ray (Flightplan, Breach, The Hunger Games) has been hired to write a completely different script, so the project has two scriptwriters at the moment. The studio believes that one of the scripts will be a good enough to move forward with, if not, possibly combining both will. (2/14/13)
  • Apparently the Mummy in this film will be quite different than what we're used to, which is one of the reasons director Len Wiseman joined the project, saying: "One of the things that interested me with this mummy is, he’s still in essence a man. They haven’t turned his brain into a monster brain. He still has a personality and is very cunning and calculating. He’s a true character in any form, and in creature form, even if he is that staggering creature, it becomes more important that he’s a thinking, calculating person."
  • Co-writer Alex Kurtzman was quoted saying: "We’re reaching into the deep roots of The Mummy, which at its beating heart is a horror movie and then an action movie, and putting it into a context that is real and emotional. It’s still a four-quadrant film but as a lot of recent movies have proven, audiences are hungry for more than they used to be. You can still have a family movie, an action movie that’s more grounded than these used to be. Without saying too much, we’ve drawn a lot of inspiration from Michael Crichton’s books, and how he ground fantastical tales in modern-day science."
  • It's said to be a "darker twist on the material, a scarier version."
  • Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci of K/O Paper Products (Cowboys & Aliens) will help produce and develop the project.
  • Jon Spaihts was quoted saying: "I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with 'Prometheus': to go back to a franchise's roots in dark, scary source material and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven't seen before."
  • Writer Jon Spaihts also scripted The Darkest Hour and Prometheus.
  • The franchise received a reboot in '99 with Stephen Sommers big-budgeted take on The Mummy. He would return for the sequel a couple years later. A third entry was made in 2008 with Rob Cohen at the helm. This entry will not be related to Sommer's version.
  • This is intended to be a "reboot" of Universal's The Mummy franchise.
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