It's been almost a year since Len Wiseman was announced as the director of the new version of 'The Mummy,' and there hasn't been much news about the project since. So it's no surprise that Wiseman is now off the project, and the producers are looking for another helmer.
It has been a little while since any movement on 'The Mummy' reboot/remake made headlines. The last we heard anything about it was in September, when director Len Wiseman boarded the project, which already had 'Prometheus' scribe Jon Spaihts writing it. While there isn't much in the way of significant progress to report on at the moment, today we do have some updates from Wiseman in regards to the project's tone and style.
We've gathered the most absurd and, well, dumb news for you this week and put it all together in one convenient location for your reading pleasure. In this week's Dose of Ridiculous, we'll check in with Chevy Chase (again), Nicki Minaj, and oh, hey, it looks like that 'Mummy' reboot is still a thing.
In Hollywood, often people fail upwards, as there no other reason why Universal would hire Len Wiseman to helm their 'Mummy' Reboot (or re-reboot, if the 1930's and 40's versions count). But the man behind the 'Total Recall' remake is very close to being chosen to direct the film.
Right now, everyone’s in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ mode. You can forgive Hollywood for forgetting, albeit temporarily, that there are other films coming out this summer. ‘The Watch’ looks funny, and ‘The Bourne Legacy’ could kick serious ass. We're also excited for ‘Total Recall,’ which wowed the crowds at San Diego Comic-Con and now continues to tease with a new clip.
Recently, we showed you a comparison between the first trailer for the remake of 'Total Recall' and the original film. And if that trailer had some similarities, it could be argued that perhaps it was edited to remind viewers of the original. The latest trailer lifts scenes wholesale.
Though it's not due out until August 3, 'Total Recall' has already got a TV spot. Which suggests that the new model of media saturation that was so effective for 'The Avengers' is taking hold, and we're going to be inundated with tons of 'Total Recall' for the next two months.
Borrowing a page from the website Trailers From Hell, Len Wiseman has done a commentary track for a trailer. But in this case it's not an obscure or classic film, it's for his upcoming remake of 'Total Recall,' which hits theaters August 3.
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