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Universal rebooting The Mummy with Prometheus scribe Jon Spaights

04.04.2012by: Eric Walkuski

Are we in need of a reboot of THE MUMMY already? According to Universal, cha-ching! Er, I mean, yes!

That's the story according to Variety. The studio has evidently set Jon Spaights, the co-writer of PROMETHEUS and THE DARKEST HOUR, to scribble the reboot. There's no plot details available, but presumably Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are not going to return.

"I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with Prometheus: to go back to a franchise's roots in dark, scary source material, and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven't seen before," said Spaihts.

Sean Daniel, who produced Stephen Sommers' 1999 version, will produce this one as well. Jeffrey Kirschenbaum is overseeing the project for Universal.

What can I say? Developments like this one aren't really a surprise anymore... That said, I'm kind of surprised at this development.

Extra Tidbit: What do you think? Are you in favor of a MUMMY reboot?
Source: Variety

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5:06PM on 04/05/2012

Let it die!

The first Mummy movie was brilliant, the sequel wasn't half bad either but the third, oh my, it was so awful I wish they could let this franchise die, i think the biggest downfall of the series was loosing rachel weisz, as much as i love maria bello she was terrible in the third movie
The first Mummy movie was brilliant, the sequel wasn't half bad either but the third, oh my, it was so awful I wish they could let this franchise die, i think the biggest downfall of the series was loosing rachel weisz, as much as i love maria bello she was terrible in the third movie
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9:27PM on 04/04/2012
Sounds like Spaihts is referring to Karloff's Mummy and not the Fraiser Mummy franchise, which really interests me. I love The Mummy ('99) and the adventurous tone of that movie, but I would like to see a darker Mummy movie more along the lines of the original franchise too. So I'm glad he's going back to the franchises roots and not just rebooting a the newer franchise. I wonder what he has in mind for "opening it up to an epic scale we haven't seen before."
Sounds like Spaihts is referring to Karloff's Mummy and not the Fraiser Mummy franchise, which really interests me. I love The Mummy ('99) and the adventurous tone of that movie, but I would like to see a darker Mummy movie more along the lines of the original franchise too. So I'm glad he's going back to the franchises roots and not just rebooting a the newer franchise. I wonder what he has in mind for "opening it up to an epic scale we haven't seen before."
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9:01PM on 04/04/2012
its an unnecessary reboot, the third movie was so bad i turned it off about half an hour in, and the second one was all green screen, no plot. we don't need more.
its an unnecessary reboot, the third movie was so bad i turned it off about half an hour in, and the second one was all green screen, no plot. we don't need more.
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5:13PM on 04/04/2012
the last ones were family flicks, as much as i liked the first one. They can get it right and make it an actual horror movie with some mystery im totally down for this
the last ones were family flicks, as much as i liked the first one. They can get it right and make it an actual horror movie with some mystery im totally down for this
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4:58PM on 04/04/2012
Hey! PROMETHEUS comes out this summer, I'd like to see a Remake for the Winter.
Hey! PROMETHEUS comes out this summer, I'd like to see a Remake for the Winter.
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