The Mummy

(1999)

In ancient Egypt, high priest Imhotep started a forbidden relationship with Anck-su-namun, Pharaoh Seti's Mistress. When Seti finds out about what's going on, Imhotep and his loved one stab him, but can't escape the trustworthy guards: Anck-su-namnun chooses to commit suicide while Imhotep is bestowed with the Hom-Dai, the most feared curse of all: He is mummified alive in Hamunaptra, the city of the Dead. More than thirty-six centuries later, in 1923, to be exact, adventurer Rick leads Egyptologist Evelyn and her brother Johnathan to mysterious Hamunaptra. While Johnathan is keen on finding the legendary Egyptian treasures, Evelyn wants to search for the Book of the Living, which would clarify a lot in historical knowledge about the ancient Egyptians. Unfortunately, they and a rivaling group of careless American adventurers free Imhotep's mummy from his eternal prison. Now, with the ancient and quite agile high priest on the loose, the adventurers and scientists face not only a dangerous enemy, but also a massive threat to today's world: Imhotep wants to bring Anck-su-namun back to life by using Evelyn's body, but he also wants to rid the world of the disbelieving crowd of democracy-supporters to be able to enforce his tyrannic dictatorship.

‘The Mummy’ Reboot Lands Director Len Wiseman

‘The Mummy’ Reboot Lands Director Len Wiseman

Total Recall director Len Wiseman is finalizing a deal to direct The Mummy reboot for Universal Pictures. We first reported on this project back in April, when Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts signed on to provide the screenplay.

Len Wiseman previously worked with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman when he directed the pilot episode of their CBS series Hawaii Five-0.

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Tom Cruise to Star in ‘Van Helsing’ Remake for Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman

Universal Pictures today announced the studio has signed a two-year first-look production deal with one of the leading writing/producing teams in the entertainment industry, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and their K/O Paper Products banner. The duo will kick off their new relationship with Universal by reimagining titles from the studio's library including Van Helsing and The Mummy. The announcement was made by Universal Pictures Chairman, Adam Fogelson and Co-Chairman, Donna Langley.

Kurtzman and Orci have collaborated with some of the industry's top creative minds including J.J. Abrams, with whom they wrote the third installment of Mission: Impossible, which grossed nearly $400 million at the worldwide box office. In 2007, they wrote Transformers and went on to write Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 2009. Together, those films grossed more than $1.5 billion worldwide. More recently, the pair wrote and executive produced 2009's Star Trek, which grossed more than $385 million worldwide. Accompanying their impressive film resume, Kurtzman and Orci have found tremendous success in television, having created the series Fringe, writing/producing Alias and in 2010, producing the reboot of Hawaii Five-0. They also currently executive produce the highest rated show on Hasbro's The Hub, Transformers: Prime.

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‘The Mummy’ Gets Reboot from ‘Prometheus’ Writer Jon Spaihts

Universal Pictures is looking to reboot The Mummy franchise once again, with Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts penning the first draft of the script.

Sean Daniel, who produced all three The Mummy movies, will return as a producer. No production schedule was given.

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‘An American Werewolf in London’ Claws it's Way to HD-DVD on November 28

Universal continues to impress with it's support for HD-DVD.

On that same day they will release Dune, Meet the Parents and The Mummy. These three titles will be HD-DVD only and sell for $29.98.

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EXCLUSIVE: Video from Universal Studios ‘The Mummy’ ride!

The Mummy: MovieWeb has an exclusive look at some video clips from the upcoming Mummy Attraction coming to Universal Studios!

CLICK HERE to access our Movie Vault page for The Mummy where you can gain access to the clip!

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CONTEST: Win prizes from Universal Studios ‘The Mummy’ ride!

The Mummy: In honor of Universal Studios new theme park attraction based on The Mummy films, we're giving away the films themselves on DVD!

CLICK HERE to get your hands on a Mummy DVD!

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