After parlaying a wicked cool short film into a kinda okay feature length movie with perhaps way too much CGI (and a rather ludicrous ending), director Andres Muschietti is now in talks to helm Universal’s upcoming reboot of “The Mummy” franchise.
He’s currently just “in talks” to board the reboot, but if he does sign on the dotted line, he’ll be replacing “Underworld’s” Len Wiseman, who was originally attached to direct but flew the coop a few months back.
Although it retains “The Mummy” name, the new version will take place in the present day, but like the last three “Mummy” movies, this one will also be an “action-adventure tentpole with horror elements”. Which is to say, if you’re hoping for actual, you know, scares, then you’re probably peering into the wrong sarcophagus.
The film will feature a script by Jon Spaihts, who has written two sci-fi movies of very questionable quality, including Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” and the unfathomably awful “The Darkest Hour”. So yeah, good luck with that, guys!
The last time “The Mummy” unwrapped for Universal, it was a three-movie franchise that starred Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz (and then Maria Bello) that has combined for over $1.2 billion in worldwide box office. All three movies have made over $400 million apiece, so it was a no-brainer for the studio to go back to the well.
Via : THR