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So I guess this means there is no possibility of Kate Beckinsale starring in Universal’s “The Mummy” reboot? Bummer. If Rachel Weisz has taught me anything, it’s that a “Mummy” movie can only work when there’s a spunky, pretty British lass fighting alongside a tough, square-jawed American hero. (And sorry, Maria Bello, that accent’s gotta be real, I don’t care how good your British accent was.)
Anyways. The trades are reporting that “Live Free or Die Hard” and “Total Recall” director Len Wiseman, who was recently attached to direct a reboot of “The Mummy” for Universal, has now bailed on the project due to “scheduling issues”.
The film, from the ubiquitous pair of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, is now in search of a new director.
Jon Spaihts (“Prometheus”) wrote the current draft for the reboot, which would have taken place in the modern day and, we’re told, feature a “scarier” version of the Mummy, one with a “human personality”, whatever that means.
Wiseman’s last film was the “Total Recall” remake, which did not do so well. Apparently the culprit for the “scheduling issues” is his work on the Fox TV show “Sleeping Hollow”, a show that looks really good, but will probably be canceled after a short first season.
Via : The Wrap