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Len Wiseman talks Mummy reboot, calls it an epic modern day horror flick

Dec. 13, 2012by: Jake Dee

Len Wiseman might be unstitching a whole new breed of MUMMY!

That's right yo! When speaking with Movieweb, Mr. Wiseman spoke candidly about the massive undertaking that is THE MUMMY reboot for Universal. Soak up the quotes below!

Regarding the thought of helming another high-profile remake/reboot, Wiseman said:

"There was skepticism. The difference between the two, if The Mummy is to be the next movie for me, is that The Mummy is a completely different film. It is a modern day take. It doesn't have anything to do with the Brendan Fraser films, and it is not a remake of any kind...

...The Mummy is one of Universal's long standing, iconic characters, well before the Brendan Fraser movies... This is such a different thing. What was attractive to me...There is still a script to be written, and all of that....But the pitch was to go with a much different tone. It was a Mummy like I'd never heard of before. It's nothing like what you would expect, at all, oddly. I was picturing Egypt, and the sand swept settings. The mummy wrappings. When I heard what they were wanting to actually do with it, it was shocking..."

Even better, Wiseman added:

"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."

Whoa, a modern day epic horror flick. What's not to love there? Add Kate sexy Becksy (below) to the mix and voilla...Wiseman could have something special here.

What says you?

Extra Tidbit: Best Wiseman film is what?
Source: Movieweb

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10:15AM on 12/14/2012
Len Wiseman is the kind of man who likes Len Wiseman's Total Recall. That's all you need to know about Len Wiseman and Len Wiseman's ideas for The Mummy.
Len Wiseman is the kind of man who likes Len Wiseman's Total Recall. That's all you need to know about Len Wiseman and Len Wiseman's ideas for The Mummy.
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9:51AM on 12/16/2012
They're no classics but I've always been entertained by Wiseman's movies. Especially when he casts his wife.... Looking forward to this.
They're no classics but I've always been entertained by Wiseman's movies. Especially when he casts his wife.... Looking forward to this.
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