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

Universal Pictures is set to put a new spin on this monster franchise, returning to its original horror roots.
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‘The Mummy’ Gets Reboot from ‘Prometheus’ Writer Jon Spaihts

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

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."

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

The Mummy was released May 7th, 1999.

Sources:Variety

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  • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

    @bellandedward1 No, the movie that the article above is talking about is going to be a reboot, it is not going to be a sequel.

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    • bellandedward1 • 3 years ago

      As Long as Brendan Fraser is in the new one please would like to see more adventures with rick and his family beside at the end of the 3rd one didint they say that johnation found mummys in peru so why not start it form there

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      • instead8909 • 3 years ago

        The lack of Arnold, the film could have been longer if Imhotep was in it. When you think about it the films are too short. I would prefer 2 and a half hours each.

        I guess I just like long films

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        • instead8909 • 3 years ago

          I was a kid when I saw the Mummy (1930's) it scared me back then but not enough to stop watching horror films.

          When Stephen first brought out his version, I wasn't scared but noticed that he had put in both horror and adventure which worked out.

          The third film in his franchise is questionable my main beef was about Evy. It would have been better if they introduced the new lady as her step sister or a close friend.

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          • jayaottley • 3 years ago

            @themoviefanatic No problem dude :)

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            • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

              @jayaottley Oh, i see. Thank you for pointing that out!

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              • jayaottley • 3 years ago

                @themoviefanatic I think he is referring to both, dude.

                His stating that even the Stephen Sommers one in 1999, had horror elements to it and that he enjoyed it.

                As well that the original one which was in 1932, was either scary the first time he saw it, or scary back then when it was made.

                Really should read comments, more thoroughly :)

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                • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                  @instead8909 Do you mean the one from way back in the 1930's or are you talking about the one from 1999, that you're saying was scary as hell back then?

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                  • jayaottley • 3 years ago

                    @ghostman Haha would have been quite funny though... Imagine Keaton's Batman chasing Ledger's Joker and all of a sudden he gets stitches, cramps and back pain :p

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                    • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                      @sean I don't know why either I'm only speculating

                      As for rebooting this franchise, I simply don't care if they do. The Stephen Summers films had horror in them and I still enjoy them.

                      I've seen the original and it was scary as hell back then.

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                      • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                        @instead8909 I doubt that line has anything to do with him returning or not.

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                        • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                          @ghostman Oh, i see what you mean, so then it won't just be a different story/plot, but also different actors and actresses as well.

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                          • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                            @sean I was only joking around.

                            I was watching the first two just last week and one of the lines was,

                            apparently he had a good time. All I did was switch it around, though I wouldn't be surprised if Brandon was thinking of not returning of which he stated in another article.

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                            • ghostman • 3 years ago

                              @themoviefanatic "I thought that sometimes reboots would involve the same actors from before, with a different take on the story/plot."

                              This isn't like the fourth Pirates movie, not all reboots will have returning actors because it is a REBOOT. We like to call you that since you sometimes state the obvious with your comments.

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                              • joker926 • 3 years ago

                                I approve of this new development.

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                                • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                                  @ghostman .....And its themoviefanatic, not Capt. Obvious :P

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                                  • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                                    @ghostman Well, i didn't realize before that movie reboots usually involve new actors, or at least i just didn't think of that before. I thought that sometimes reboots would involve the same actors from before, with a different take on the story/plot.

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                                    • ghostman • 3 years ago

                                      @jayaottley If Michael Keaton had starred in Batman Begins or TDK it would be terrible.

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                                      • ghostman • 3 years ago

                                        @themoviefanatic For being Capt. Obvious, you obviously didn't know that when it comes to a reboot they start over from scratch which also includes new actors too you know.

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                                        • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                                          @jayaottley Good point.

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