Now that we’ve established that creativity in Hollywood has reached alarmingly low levels, we might as well admit that there are some sequels or remakes that we’re getting psyched about. “The Mummy” could be one of them.
The late ‘90s franchise with Brendan Fraser is officially dead so now’s the best time for a remake.
Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jon Spaihts are currently working on it, with Len Wiseman, who directed the recent “Total Recall” with Colin Farrell, attached to direct.
In an interview with Deadline, Wiseman reveals that his film will be more of a reboot, in that it will change the story and the settings in the original film, while also going for a darker, scarier tone.
“When I first heard Universal was relaunching this, that is the image that popped into my head, the period tale, the old monster, but when Bob and Alex pitched it, there was a great new take and approach, and a very different mummy as well. It’s a darker twist on the material, a scarier version,” Wiseman says.
Casting is yet to begin on the project, which is eyeing a summer 2014 release date.