No plot details have been released except that the project is being pitched as a modern-day action-adventure tentpole with horror elements and brand new characters. All of the previous Mummy movies were set in the 1920s.
We reported in February that Billy Ray (Captain Phillips) was brought on to write a competing draft alongside Jon Spaihts' (Prometheus) original script. It was believed that the studio was considering combining both screenplays into one shooting draft, although that has not been confirmed.
If a deal is signed, it is said to be the studio's first major move since Donna Langley took over as studio head, following Adam Fogelson's unexpected exit. However, Andres Muschietti was meeting with the studio in August.