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The Mummy reboot loses Mama director Andres Muschietti

The reboot of THE MUMMY that Universal Studios is so intent on making just lost its second director, with MAMA helmer Andres Muschietti exiting the project due to creative differences, according to The Wrap. Muschietti is the second director to bail out on the project in the past year, with UNDERWORLD's Len Wiseman gracefully bowing out back in July of last year. Jon Spaihts...

It's the Booze Talkin': Do the Universal Monster flicks need to be remade?

This past weekend audiences clearly had little desire to put down their hard earned cash for the latest horror inspired action flick I, FRANKENSTEIN. Yes the reviews are dismal and even moviegoers didnít seem all too enthralled with a man-made creation in Aaron Eckhartís form. I personally missed the flick but according to our own Eric Walkuskiís review , I didnít miss much. For an...

Universal's The Mummy rises for a 2016 release

Universal has just announced a release date for their upcoming reboot of THE MUMMY as they have slated it to hit theaters on April 22, 2016. Dayum, that's a long time to wait for another reincarnation of the classic Universal monster—will it be worth it? When news first hit that Universal was rebooting THE MUMMY yet again, I was actually kind of excited because...

Universal creating a monstrous universe of movies starting with Van Helsing

As you're well aware by now, Universal is in the process of digging all of its old monsters out of the grave and reviving them. They're currently in production on DRACULA UNTOLD , and new versions of THE†MUMMY and VAN HELSING are in the planning stages. One of the key figures in this rebooting is Roberto Orci, who along with his writing partner Alex Kurtzman is overseeing THE...

Kharis rises in this clip from the upcoming re-release of Hammer's The Mummy

With Halloween fast approaching, there is no better time to revisit the classics of our beloved genre, especially those from Hammer Studios which inspired countless films and filmmakers that we all love. During the 1950's though the 1970's Hammer delivered some of the greatest films in horror history, including DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN and, of...

Hammer classic The Mummy coming to Region 2 DVD/Blu-Ray this month

If you're anything like me you enjoy revisiting the classics of the genre that influenced all of the films that we love so much today, and October is the best month (in my opinion) to revisit or rediscover many of the best films of yesteryear. And who amongst you is not a fan of Hammer Horror? During the 1950's though the 1970's Hammer delivered some of the greatest films in...

AITH Podcast: Insidious: Chapter 2, Friday the 13th, classic Universal Monster movies!

LISTEN TO THE AITH PODCAST NOW! Blood Bullets & Broads: The AITH Podcast kicks off Halloween Season Eve by bringing the results to last week's question: what is better, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 5 or PART 6 (7:59)? The people have spoken and the answer may surprise you. We both make it out to see INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (23:31) and there's some fifing going on, but...

The Mummy reboot may have found a Mama of a director

That reboot of THE MUMMY Universal Pictures is so intent on making might have just found its director: Andres Muschietti, best known as the guy who took his 5-minute short film MAMA and, with the help of Guillermo del Toro, turned said short film into a surprise $146 million worldwide success. MAMA was made for Universal, it's worth noting. According to The Hollywood...

The Mummy reboot to unwrap a new director

According to The Wrap, Universal's upcoming THE MUMMY reboot will bring a new vision to the classic monster, just without director Len Wiseman (who was originally attached). Those of you looking forward to the new take on the film, have no worries because the project is "still moving full-speed ahead" , says the site. Apparently what ultimately caused Wiseman to leave...

The Mummy reboot now has two competing screenplays

Here's a perfect example of a studio wearing its desperation on its sleeve. We've known for a little while now that Universal and Len Wiseman are in the process of rebooting THE MUMMY . Set in contemporary times, the project has had PROMETHEUS scribe Jon Spaihts on board since the beginning . But now it seems the studio is getting anxious to see the film move forward, so...

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

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...

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