Len Wiseman to reboot Mummy reboot

Not really. This is obviously just a new take on the classic Universal monster. In this day and age, reboots of retreads of reboots are common. And as Christopher Nolan has shown us, some of them are uncommonly good.

According to Deadline, Universal has hired Total Recall remake director Len Wiseman to do a reboot of The Mummy. With the previous films in the series grossing over a billion dollars, it’s understandable why they’re moving on this. With a 2014 date in mind, it won’t be too long before we hear some casting info. The film will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Cowboys & Aliens, People Like Us) with a script from Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) which will apparently put a “modern day spin” on the creature, who we last saw hanging out in the 30s with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. According to Kurtzman, it will apparently draw “a lot of inspiration from Michael Crichton’s books, and how he ground fantastical tales in modern-day science.”

So with The Mummy returning, when will we see the other Universal monsters come back? The Wolf Man was kind of a bust, but Dracula? Frankenstein? The Creature from the Black Lagoon? All of these lend themselves to new interpretations. Perhaps this new Mummy will be just the jolt they need.

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 21:23 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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