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‘The Mummy’ Becomes the Latest Franchise to Get a Reboot

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Shocking (shocking!) news hit the web today that Hollywood is planning on rebooting one of its previous movies. We’ve all heard rumors that Hollywood may one day go back into its library and freshen up some of its older titles, but until today, the world just thought it was Tinseltown blowing smoke. What studio would reboot a movie that was successful?

We now have the answer.

Variety reports that Universal Pictures will re-enter the tomb of ‘The Mummy’ and plan a reboot to the 1999 action-adventure film that starred Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz as a pair of tomb exploring adventurers trying to solve the riddle of the mummy’s curse.

Universal has hired ‘Prometheus‘ writer Jon Spaihts to pen the reboot, who had this to say about his new assignment:

“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.”

No word yet on who will direct the reboot but you can bet that Stephen Sommers won’t be returning. Are you excited about a reboot to ‘The Mummy,’ or do you wish they’d leave well enough alone?

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