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 Post subject: The Mummy Reboot
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:45 am 
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The Mummy Reboot is Seeking a New Director

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July 31, 2013

Universal's The Mummy - a new take on the classic moviemonster - has lost a director in Len Wiseman, reports The Wrap.

Wiseman recently directed the Total Recall remake as well as the pilot for the upcoming Fox series Sleepy Hollow.

Scheduling conflicts are preventing him from taking on the Mummy reboot which Universal wants in theaters in the summer of 2014.

Producers Sean Daniels, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are now searching for a new director.

Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts wrote the new script, which is set in modern day.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:11 am 
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Mama Director Andres Muschietti in Talks for The Mummy Reboot

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September 13, 2013

Back in July, director Len Wiseman dropped out of Universal Studios' upcoming reboot of The Mummy and since then, the search has been on for a replacement. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Mama director Andres Muschietti is in talks to helm the film.

Muschietti's Mama was a surprise hit for the studio, grossing over $146 million at the worldwide box office.

There is currently no casting for the film, but expect that to change soon. Sean Daniels, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will produce from a script by Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts.

Unlike previous "Mummy" films, the reboot is said to be set in modern day but is described as "action-adventure tentpole with horror elements."


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 Post subject: Re: The Mummy Reboot
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:59 am 
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Orci and Kurtzman Planning Cinematic Universe for the Universal Monsters?

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October 18, 2013

Back in May of 2012, it was announced that screenwriting duo Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman would be producing remakes of Van Helsing and The Mummy for Universal. There's been little movement on the two projects since then, but that might be because they're planning something bigger. In an interview with IGN, Orci is asked about the Van Helsing remake and seemingly reveals plans for a larger cohesive universe for the Univeral Monster characters, not unlike what Marvel is doing.

"There's an interesting thing that could happen at Universal where they have this amazing library of their old monsters and these kinds of heroes, and the idea of trying to create a universe. Van Helsing, and we're also producing The Mummy for them. We're kind of imagining updating these kinds of things. You don't want to just make remakes when you're doing a thing, unless it's worthy of being a remake, but when you have an idea for something that can actually be made different and yet be true to what it was. We just had a notion of how to make it modern and have a slightly different tone. It's not going to be just a remake."

When asked which was his favorite monster, Orci replied:

"I love Frankenstein just cause it's such a twisted, complicated monster. A monster that's not really a monster."

This is unconfirmed by Universal, but it certainly makes sense as a possible course of action and sounds like a great idea on paper. Sound off with your thoughts below!

Last we heard about the previously-mentioned films, Rupert Sanders of Snow White and the Huntsman was in talks to direct the Van Helsing reboot, set to star Tom Cruise, while Mama director Andres Muschietti was in talks for The Mummy. Check back here for more details on the projects as we learn them!


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 Post subject: Re: The Mummy Reboot
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:35 pm 
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The Mummy Reboot Loses Director Andres Muschietti

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May 06, 2014

Last year, Universal Pictures' The Mummy lost formerly-attached director Len Wiseman (Underworld) due to scheduling conflicts. He was soon replaced by Mama helmer Andres Muschietti, but TheWrap is now reporting that Muschietti has also departed the franchise reboot, this time due to creative differences. The outlet reports that Muschietti wanted a darker take on the property than the family-friendly film that Universal now has in mind.

Scripted by Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts, The Mummy is a reboot of the Universal franchise, which dates back more than eight decades. The studio originally released The Mummy in 1932 and followed it with four sequels between then and 1944, including The Mummy's Hand, The Mummy's Tomb, The Mummy's Ghost and The Mummy's Curse. In 1955, the studio spoofed the property with Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy and then left the franchise dormant until a big screen reboot in 1999.

Directed by Stephen Sommers, the new The Mummy was followed by The Mummy Returns in 2001 and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor in 2008. A spin-off series, meanwhile, began on the big screen with 2002's The Scorpion King and moved to home video for two sequels, the most recent of which, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, was released in 2012.

Sean Daniels, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are attached to produce. Unlike previous "Mummy" films, the reboot is said to be set in modern day.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mummy Reboot
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:13 pm 
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Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan Developing Cinematic Universe for Classic Universal Monsters

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Jul 16, 2014

Way back in October of last year, before their amicable split, screenwriter Roberto Orci hinted that he and partner Alex Kurtzman were trying to envision of a way to bring all of the classic Universal monsters together to form a cohesive cinematic universe, not unlike what Marvel and DC have done. Today, almost nine months later to the date, Deadline reports that Kurtzman and “The Fast and the Furious” producer Chris Morgan will be spearheading this effort going forward.

The first film in the series will be the upcoming reboot of The Mummy, which is already set for release on April 22, 2016. Another title previously attached to this idea was a reboot of the “Van Helsing” franchise, which had Tom Cruise attached to the title role. What films would you like to see in the Universal Monster Cinematic Universe?

Featuring the likes of Dracula, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein’s monster, The Wolfman, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Universal released countless films featuring these and many more monsters from the 1920s to the 1950s. Though some of them did crossover in a number of films, namely Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and House of Dracula, there was never a longstanding narrative on this scale featuring the monsters previously.


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 Post subject: Re: The Mummy Reboot
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Mystery Universal Monsters Film Set for 2017 Release

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Nov 04, 2014

With The Mummy already set to hit on June 24, 2016, Universal Pictures has set a mystery Universal Monsters film for release on Friday, April 21, 2017. It’s the first film to claim that date.

There’s no word yet on what the focus of the mystery film will be, but it will follow The Mummy, which boasts a screenplay by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts and is set to be directed by Alex Kurtzman. Kurtzman also serves as a producer alongside Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel. Bobby Cohen will executive produce.

A Van Helsing feature is also said to be in the works, although there’s no word on whether or not that might be the project to claim this new date.


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