It seems that Dimension films is looking to get into the mummy business in a more artful, smaller-scale fashion. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Bob Weinstein's Dimension films is setting up a new film called The Mummy Archives.
It was said that the film will revolve around the Mummy curse, much like the big-budgeted The Mummy film series which starred Brendan Fraser, but with a much smaller budget and artful tone. The story will center on a group of young people who are afflicted with the curse, and most of the effects of this curse will not be entirely shown on the screen.
Gonzalo López-Gallego is in final talks to write the screenplay and direct the film, which was said to be budgeted at a mere $5 million.