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Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy unwraps a later release date

We just brought you the news that Alex Kurtzman has been tapped to helm Universal's reboot of THE MUMMY, the first of a series of films that will weave together a universe based on Universal's classic movie monsters. When we first dropped the news on you about Kurtzman's involvement we were hearing that THE MUMMY had an April 2016 release date, but now word has come down that THE MUMMY will unwrap a couple of months later.

Universal Pictures has adjusted its 2016 schedule, moving Alex Kurtzman’s THE MUMMY to June 24, 2016, with the SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN prequel, THE HUNTSMAN,  taking THE MUMMY‘s original date of April 22, 2016.

We don't know much about THE MUMMY other than it offers 'a new take on the legend that has endured since the dawn of man' and that it is set in the present and is not a horror play but rather an action-adventure tentpole with horror elements. The new film is conceived with dramatic intensity by an imaginative creative team led by Kurtzman and producers Roberto Orci, Chris Morgan (FAST & FURIOUS series, WANTED) and Sean Daniel (THE MUMMY trilogy). Jon Spaihts (PROMETHEUS) wrote the screenplay, and Bobby Cohen executive produces.

The Mummy is the first film to claim the June 24, 2016 date.

Extra Tidbit: Are you stoked for a reboot of THE MUMMY?
Source: SuperHeroHype

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