An 'epic-scale' reboot of The Mummy franchise. Sets the tale in the modern age as opposed to the 1920s.
Last month, we reported that Universal Pictures had entered talks with both Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella to star in their long-awaited Untitled Mummy Reboot. Today we have a new report from Variety, which reveals that both Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella have officially signed on, with Universal Pictures also setting a new release date of June 9, 2017, pushing it up three months from March 24, 2017. This upcoming adventure will now go up against Paramount's World War Z 2 and Lionsgate's The Divergent Series: Ascendant, while it would have only faced Lionsgate's Power Rangers in its old March 24, 2017 date.
No plot details have been confirmed yet, but the movie is set in present day, marking the first full adventure in Universal's shared monster universe. It was confirmed in 2014 that Dracula Untold's end credit scene, where Luke Evans' title character was seen in present day, serves as a prologue to the entire series, but it isn't known if Dracula himself will show up in this movie. Another rumor surfaced in October 2014 that the movie will center on Navy SEALS in Iraq, but that was never confirmed.Read More
Over the past few months, two wildly different rumors surfaced regarding Universal Pictures' Untitled Mummy Reboot. The first unconfirmed report, which surfaced in October, claimed that the new Mummy would be a female, while the second report from last month claimed Tom Cruise was being eyed to star. Today, we have word from Heat Vision Blog that Kingsman: The Secret Service star Sofia Boutella is in talks to play the title character, with Tom Cruise in talks to star, proving that both rumors were true.
The October report revealed that the new Mummy will be set in present day, and that the studio has two different story options, one featuring a male monster and one centering on a female monster. This will be the first time in franchise history that a female will portray the Mummy. Universal's original 1932 classic The Mummy 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
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 June 9th, 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