The Mummy was rebooted in 1999, with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz starring in a more family-friendly version of the 1932 genre classic. It spawned the sequels The Mummy Returns and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, all of which took in over $400 million worldwide. Here's what Jon Spaihts had to say about bringing The Mummy back to its original horror roots.
"I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with Prometheus, to go back to a franchise's roots in dark, scary source material, and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven't seen before."
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