While a screenwriter will always endorse their work, Jon Spaihts (‘Doctor Strange’,’Prometheus’) is claiming that his take on ‘The Mummy‘ will truly “terrify” moviegoers when the film is released! That is hopefully the case as Universal Studios is investing heavily into their cinematic monster universe with big names being recruited for the cast and crew. If his latest release for Marvel is any indication though this will clearly have the potential to capture audience imaginations the world over.
The 1932 original starred one of the masters of horror, Boris Karloff, who used the mood and setting to inspire horror while the 1999 reboot was an action comedy starring Brendan Fraser. The latest installment almost sounds Lovecraftian by saying that it will “legitimately explore the frightening and the cosmic.”
For his take on the film, Spaihts stated that:
In The Mummy, I think we’re going to see the first Mummy film in the entire Universal canon with the true power to terrify. The earliest [Boris] Karloff and Bela Lugosi Mummy movies were scary in a small way, perhaps a dated way. They were almost parlor movies. Subsequent movies have been more swashbuckling. This one is going to have all of that action and adventure, but a legitimate power to terrify. I think that’s going to be the new experience of that film.
At least from a writing standpoint, this sounds like the most promising details that I’ve heard about the film to date!
What are your thoughts on how Spaihts is describing the film? Do you think that there could be elements of Lovecraftian horror here or something else entirely? Share your thoughts below!
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
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