Universal Pictures Looking To Reboot 'The Mummy' Franchise
Reported by Outsiders - 09:00 PM 2012.09.24
Universal Pictures is looking to reboot The Mummy franchise by getting Jon Spaihts to write the script and have Len Wiseman direct the potential summer 2014 release.
Sources spoke with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci who are producing the film and they mentioned that the script Spaihts is writing puts the gauze-covered villain into a modern-day context.
“When I first heard Universal was relaunching this, that is the image that popped into my head, the period tale, the old monster, but when Bob and Alex pitched it, there was a great new take and approach, and a very different mummy as well,” Wiseman told sources. “It’s a darker twist on the material, a scarier version.”