We've known for a while that Universal has been planning a reboot of 'The Mummy,' but the studio has struggled to find a director for the project, which will kick off a new era of their classic monsters. Alex Kurtzman, who recently parted ways with longtime writing partner Bob Orci, and who is helping Universal bring those famous monsters back to life, has now been tapped to direct the 'Mummy' reboot.
Few movie studios have a legacy as clearly defined by horror movies as Universal, who made their name in the early days of cinema with films like 'Dracula,' 'Frankenstein,' 'The Wolfman' and 'The Mummy.' And no one seems to be more aware of the importance those icons have than the studio itself. Why else would they be launching a massive campaign to revive their classic monsters in a series of films over the next few years?
Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft' was originally scheduled for release on December 18, 2015, which it called before 'Star Wars: Episode 7' announced when it would be hitting theaters (many thought the new 'Star Wars' would go with mid-May as with all the previous films). But now that 'Episode 7' has picked the same weekend, 'Warcraft' blinked and has moved to March 11, 2016.
Early last year, we learned that the screenwriting team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were tasked with bringing 'Van Helsing' and 'The Mummy' back to the big screen for Universal Studios. And since then ... silence. But now Orci, while on the road promoting the upcoming film adaptation of 'Ender's Game' (on which he's a producer), spoke more about the projects. Turns out, it seems that what Universal is planning may be bigger than we thought.
Following the success of Universal's horror movie 'Mama,' the studio made its desire to expand the story into a sequel known. Too bad its director, Andres Muschietti, did not want to travel down that rabbit hole, and now he's eyeing his next gig, directing the upcoming reboot of 'The Mummy.'
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.
Do Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci - writers of 'Star Trek,' 'Transformers' and 'Cowboys & Aliens' - ever sleep? Because it's amazing to see how many projects these two end up doing within the span of a year. They continue to pack on even more pictures to their already overflowing pile with the help of Universal Pictures.
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.