We’ve known since April of 2012 that Universal had wanted to reboot ‘The Mummy’ franchise. We also know that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (‘Star Trek: Into Darkness‘, ‘Sleepy Hollow’) are onboard to produce.
Last September everything seemed to finally fall in place as they brought in Len Wiseman (‘Total Recall‘) to direct. Finally the script was down to two writers: Jon Spaihts (‘Prometheus‘) and Billy Ray (‘The Hunger Games‘). From each of their topped billed movies, I would be leaning more towards Billy Ray writing the script though it could end up being a combination of both of the writer’s work! Only time will tell.
We do know that a little of the plot as Wiseman did give a brief description of the film:
“It’s horror. Its epic. It’s more of a modern day version of what would happen if we came across a mummy in our world today. It is pretty fascinating.”
Things really seemed to be coming together for the movie the last we had heard. However, it appears that now Len Wiseman will be backing away from the director’s chair. It doesn’t look like there were problems with the script or management here as it was just due to scheduling issues.
That begs the question on who will be taking over directing duties on a franchise where the last trilogy was able to net in a billion dollars? With the focus being more on horror, will they even be considering close to those numbers when factoring in the budget? Every iteration of ‘The Mummy’ to date has been different. Are you hoping for more of a horror factor or something that’s a bit campy as the last trilogy had done? Who would you like to see direct?
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