Universal's The Mummy reboot details unwrapped

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With Universal launching a series of films that will weave together a new universe based on their classic movie monsters (the recent Luke Evans-starring DRACULA UNTOLD being the first of these films), we know that THE MUMMY is next to be unwrapped, with Alex Kurtzman at the helm. Now, new possible plot details on THE MUMMY have emerged from Superhero Movie News, who claim to have gotten their hands on a copy of the script. 

While this has yet to be verified by anyone involved with the film, we now have a description of the film’s opening scene which gives us an idea of the direction they're headed with THE MUMMY. Check it out below:

“The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and his teams surprise the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more then some grave robbers who have all magically died. Upon entering the bunker Tyler and his team also succumb to some mystical forces out of their control. They soon realize the bunker they have infiltrated is actually a centuries old tomb.

Mayhem erupts as all the Navy seal members start turning on one another and are captivated by the forces within the tomb. Tyler is the only one to make it all the way deep within the tomb alive to find an Black Iron Sarcophagus. It’s marked with Egyptian symbols like the Ankh and Eye of Horus. Here Tyler is entranced by the forces to open up and release what is inside. But after placing his hand onto the sarcophagus he is immediately stabbed in the palm with a star shaped symbol. From then on his mind is cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria…..The Mummy.”

Superhero Movies News goes on to mention the film’s other characters: archeologist ‘Jenny Halsey,’ a shady billionaire ‘Lorenzo Montanari,’ and leader of the Temple Brothers, ‘Malik.’

How do you feel about this rumored opening to THE MUMMY? Now the big question is how will this fit into the bigger, shared universe that could include Dracula, The Wolfman, Frankenstein, etc.? Perhaps an even bigger question is 'Will any of these films actually be horror?'.

THE MUMMY reboot is set to arrive on June 24, 2016.

Extra Tidbit: What are your thoughts on this supposed opening to Alex Kurtzman's THE MUMMY?



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