The Mummy reboot is being used to set up a massive, interconnected monster universe, and may take place in modern day Iraq.
Director Frank Darabont's The Huntsman and Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy reboot have changes places on the 2016 calendar.
A rebooted version of The Mummy will be the first entry in a connected monster movie universe from Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan.
The Mama filmmaker has dropped out due to creative differences regarding Universal's more family-friendly take on the project.
Warcraft is pushed into 2016 away from Star Wars: Episode VII. Plus, the studio hands out dates for The Boy Next Door and Michael Mann's Cyber thriller.
Writer-producer Roberto Orci teases early plans to create a franchise with classic Universal monsters. Will we see Frankenstein Vs. Van Helsing next?
Len Wiseman dropped out of the project back in July, which is described as a modern-day action-adventure with horror elements.
The Total Recall director bowed out due to scheduling issues, but the Universal Pictures project is still moving forward.
This draft of the screenplay will be separate from Jon Spaihts' take on the reboot for Universal Pictures, with both scripts to possibly be combined.
Director Len Wiseman reveals that this new take on the classic Universal monster is not tied to the Brendan Fraser franchise.