Whatever happened to the unwritten rule that filmmakers should wait the better part of a generation before remaking/rebooting a film?
The Mummy is getting ready for a reboot, to be helmed by Underworld director Len Wiseman. Universal is hoping for a summer 2014 release, and has Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) working on the script. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Fringe) will produce.
According to Deadline.com, who broke the news, there doesn't seem to be a very specific path for the film yet. The site spoke to Kurtzman and Wiseman who, at varying times, hinted that the new Mummy will include elements of a "thinking, calculating person" and they have "drawn a lot of inspiration from Michael Crichton’s books, and how he ground fantastical tales in modern-day science.”
No word on whether a new Mummy movie would mean a drastic overhaul of the Universal Studios ride, which is not even ten years old.