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Universal is reviving The Mummy franchise

04.04.2012

Universal is looking to bring THE MUMMY franchise back from the dead.

John Spaihts, co-writer of PROMETHEUS, will write the screenplay for the new film. No word on whether or not it will follow the same Indiana Jones style of the Brendan Fraser trilogy or if it will take a more horror approach like the classic Boris Karloff version. Sean Daniel, who produced the recent series, is returning as producer so that may give us an idea of the direction they are taking.

Spaihts has been working hard lately. Aside from penning last year's awful THE DARKEST HOUR, he is working on a project with Jerry Bruckheimer. He also has written the script for WORLD WAR ROBOT. Assuming PROMETHEUS does well at the box office, as we all expect it to, THE MUMMY may be on the fast track to theaters. As long as they get a competent director, I will check it out.

I really enjoyed THE MUMMY, I tolerated THE MUMMY RETURNS, and I flat out despised THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR. The last one was mostly due to the absence of Rachel Weisz.

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Extra Tidbit: Can't we all agree that Universal needs to do the right thing and combine all of their classic horror characters into a remake of THE MONSTER SQUAD?

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3:13PM on 04/05/2012
wow what a shock!
wow what a shock!
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10:27AM on 04/05/2012
Whenever I see a remake headline, I'm ready for all the people whining. Newsflash: Watch the original, NO your memories will NOT be wiped clean because of a new version.

Second, Jon Spaihts is writing this AKA Prometheus writer, with two pretty fucking awesome unproduced Sci-Fi scripts to his name; Passengers and Shadow 19. The quality of the reboot is the least of MY worries.
Whenever I see a remake headline, I'm ready for all the people whining. Newsflash: Watch the original, NO your memories will NOT be wiped clean because of a new version.

Second, Jon Spaihts is writing this AKA Prometheus writer, with two pretty fucking awesome unproduced Sci-Fi scripts to his name; Passengers and Shadow 19. The quality of the reboot is the least of MY worries.
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12:32AM on 04/05/2012
I would totally be down for a new Monster Squad film, but I'd like to see something more along the lines of dark humor combined with horror, than the hokey kids film.
I would totally be down for a new Monster Squad film, but I'd like to see something more along the lines of dark humor combined with horror, than the hokey kids film.
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11:19PM on 04/04/2012
Extra tidbit: Yeah! If not that, they should do a new Invisible Man movie.
Extra tidbit: Yeah! If not that, they should do a new Invisible Man movie.
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9:27PM on 04/04/2012
The Mummy remake series is a guilty pleasure of mine. I would hope the next film is darker and actually features mummies again though.....
The Mummy remake series is a guilty pleasure of mine. I would hope the next film is darker and actually features mummies again though.....
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8:41PM on 04/04/2012
Extra Tidbit: hell to the yes!
But first... Creature From the Black Lagoon, PLEASE!
Extra Tidbit: hell to the yes!
But first... Creature From the Black Lagoon, PLEASE!
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8:35PM on 04/04/2012
By the next year, all movies will be coming out will be a remake of something else. I'm sick of it. As for the Mummy, the first one was great, the other two were terrible. It will be hard to top the first one.
By the next year, all movies will be coming out will be a remake of something else. I'm sick of it. As for the Mummy, the first one was great, the other two were terrible. It will be hard to top the first one.
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8:24PM on 04/04/2012
The Mummy was one of the best Indiana Jones imitations out there (even far better than Indy 4).

I don't want to see this remade again. Its sad that we now live in an age where films are being remade for the THIRD FUCKING TIME!!!
The Mummy was one of the best Indiana Jones imitations out there (even far better than Indy 4).

I don't want to see this remade again. Its sad that we now live in an age where films are being remade for the THIRD FUCKING TIME!!!
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9:09AM on 04/06/2012
Actually, if you consider the Mummy's Hand as a remake of the original Mummy and Hammers The Mummy a remake of the Mummy's Hand an The Mummy from 1999 as a remake of the 1932 movie, this would be the fifth incarnation of The Mummy.
Actually, if you consider the Mummy's Hand as a remake of the original Mummy and Hammers The Mummy a remake of the Mummy's Hand an The Mummy from 1999 as a remake of the 1932 movie, this would be the fifth incarnation of The Mummy.
7:37PM on 04/04/2012
The first movie was unexpectedly fun & funny, and at that age I loved the scene where Ank su manamana whatever walks up wearing basically nothing.

The sequels & spinoffs are unwatchable. It'd be cool though if they could do one more in the vein of the original 1930s film. Dark, gothic horror.
The first movie was unexpectedly fun & funny, and at that age I loved the scene where Ank su manamana whatever walks up wearing basically nothing.

The sequels & spinoffs are unwatchable. It'd be cool though if they could do one more in the vein of the original 1930s film. Dark, gothic horror.
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7:20PM on 04/04/2012
One of the best memories I have of seeing a movie in theaters was The Mummy. Everything a 10 year old boy could want out of a movie at the time. And it still holds up incredibly well. Great action film. A reboot? NO.
One of the best memories I have of seeing a movie in theaters was The Mummy. Everything a 10 year old boy could want out of a movie at the time. And it still holds up incredibly well. Great action film. A reboot? NO.
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6:49PM on 04/04/2012
The first movie I consider one of the best action adventure movies to come out after Indy & the Last Crusade. Mummy Returns was a step down, but still fun. The third was a flat out disappointment. I think it would be neat to see a more horror/suspense approach this time.
The first movie I consider one of the best action adventure movies to come out after Indy & the Last Crusade. Mummy Returns was a step down, but still fun. The third was a flat out disappointment. I think it would be neat to see a more horror/suspense approach this time.
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6:17PM on 04/04/2012
One time I fell down in front of Rachel Weisz and got an impromptu upskirt shot when she helped me up. One of the greatest moments of my life.
One time I fell down in front of Rachel Weisz and got an impromptu upskirt shot when she helped me up. One of the greatest moments of my life.
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5:58PM on 04/04/2012

Extra tidbit.

Actually Michael Bay and his fucknut company Platinum Dunes has the rights to a re-make of Monster Squad. Just like they have the rights to re-make everything else you ever gave a shit about when you were young, including your own baby photos.
Actually Michael Bay and his fucknut company Platinum Dunes has the rights to a re-make of Monster Squad. Just like they have the rights to re-make everything else you ever gave a shit about when you were young, including your own baby photos.
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7:31PM on 04/04/2012
FUCK!
FUCK!
5:35PM on 04/04/2012
No one is really asking for a Mummy reboot... but I guess it's ok?
No one is really asking for a Mummy reboot... but I guess it's ok?
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5:32PM 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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