An 'epic-scale' reboot of The Mummy franchise. Sets the tale in the modern age as opposed to the 1920s.
Last week, a report surfaced that offered new insight into Universal Pictures' Monsters Shared Universe franchise, which is being lead by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. While last year's Dracula Untold served as a "prologue" for this shared universe, the first full-fledged adventure will be the Untitled Mummy Reboot, directed by Alex Kurtzman, which will start shooting in early 2016. Today we have a new report from Variety, which claims that Tom Cruise is in early talks to star in the Mummy reboot, although reps from both the studio and the actor tell Deadline that he is not in contention to star at all.
Tom Cruise is currently filming Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and he is expected to start principal photography on Mission: Impossible 6 in August 2016. The actor was expected to reunite with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman on an outer-space project entitled Luna Park, but now that the filmmaker is directing Gambit, the actor has an opening in his schedule after Jack Reacher: Never Go Back wraps.Read More
We haven't heard much about Universal Pictures' shared Monster Universe lately, which kicked off with last year's Dracula Untold. The franchise will continue with the studio's Untitled Mummy Reboot, which was recently shifted from a summer 2016 to a spring 2017 release date. All we know at this point is Alex Kurtzman is set to direct from a script by Jon Spaihts and Billy Ray, but no confirmed plot details have surfaced yet. Today, Heat Vision Blog has a new report which claims that the new mummy may be played by a woman.
The story is set in present day, and the report claims that the title character's gender will depend on casting. The studio currently has two different story options, one featuring a female monster and another featuring a male creature. Universal's original classic The Mummy, which was released in 1932, starred Boris Karloff as the title character, with Arnold Vosloo taking over the role for the studio's 1999 remake The Mummy and its 2001 sequel The Mummy Returns. Jet Li stepped in to portray The Mummy in 2008's The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Read More
Are you glad that the Untitled Mummy Reboot and the rest of the projects in this franchise will be fully rooted in the horror genre? What other classic Universal monsters do you hope are brought back to life on the big screen by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more updates.
Untitled Mummy Reboot comes to theaters March 24th, 2017.Read More
Universal Pictures has been developing an Untitled Mummy Reboot for quite some time, and back in July, the studio confirmed that this project will be the first in a sprawling, inter-connected franchise that will bring back new versions of the studio's classic monsters, such as Frankenstein, Dracula and many more. An end credit sequence in this month's Dracula Untold helped set up this monster-centric universe, but the Untitled Mummy Reboot will launch the franchise in 2016.
The site also reports that the script includes other characters such as archaeologist Jenny Halsley, mysterious billionaire Lorenzo Montanari and Malik, the leader of a group known as the Temple Brothers. These details tie into the end credits scene in Dracula Untold, where Luke Evans' title character is seen in a modern-day market.Read More
Universal Pictures announced today that their Snow White and the Huntsman prequel The Huntsman will be released on April 22, 2016, while confirming that Frank Darabont is set to direct with Snow White and the Huntsman stars Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron returning. The studio has also moved their Untitled Mummy Reboot from April 22, 2016 to June 24, 2016.
We reported in June that Frank Darabont's take exclusively focused on Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman character, leaving it uncertain if Kristen Stewart will be back as Snow White. With the title change, it seems she will not be back for this installment. The Huntsman currently has the April 22, 2016 date to itself, but it falls just one week ahead of the recently-announced comedy sequel The Best Man Wedding.Read More
Two weeks ago, Universal Pictures announced it is moving forward with plans to construct a massive, interconnected monster movie universe with writer-producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. Today, we have word that Alex Kurtzman is in final talks to direct the first entry into this franchise, the Untitled Mummy Reboot.
Len Wiseman (Total Recall) was initially attached to direct before he bowed out, paving the way for Andres Muschietti (Mama) to come on board before he left in May. However, both of those filmmakers were on board before this inter-connected monster universe was hatched. The Mummy Reboot will be the first project launched within this cinematic universe, setting the tone for those that come after it.Read More
Director Andres Muschietti has backed out of Universal Pictures' Untitled Mummy Reboot, citing creative differences with the studio.
Len Wiseman was originally attached to direct back in September 2012, but he dropped out in July 2013 due to scheduling conflicts. Andres Muschietti, who directed the 2013 thriller Mama, came aboard back in September, although now the studio will have to look for yet another filmmaker to take the helm.Read More