“The Mummy” Reboot Finds A New Director

September 16, 2013

Universal Pictures has dropped Len Wiseman and has hired director Andres Muschietti (Mama) for the studio’s reboot of THE MUMMY, reports THR.

I wanted to see Mama, but never got the chance. I heard good things so this could be good news. The reboot is said to lean back towards horror instead of the action focused Brendan Fraser trilogy.

According to THR, this was one of the first big moves made by Donna Langley, who was made chairman of Universal Pictures after Monday’s dramatic shake-up that saw the exit of chairman Adam Fogelson and the elevation of Jeff Shell to chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.

Although The Mummy (1932) and the latest trilogy was set in the 1920s, the new script by Jon Spaihts sets the story in modern day. I personally feel The Mummy works better as a period piece, but at least they’re trying something different. Maybe one day they’ll try something original.

If you haven’t already, check out BOOTS TO REBOOTS. Andy previously discussed the 1999 remake and unfortunately will probably have to discuss the new remake after it’s released. So many remakes!

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