Universal’s Next Mummy Movie Looking to Wrap Up Another Director

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Universal's Next Mummy Movie Looking to Wrap Up Another DirectorProduction of Universal’s next movie in The Mummy franchise has hit a snag as Underworld director Len Wiseman has headed off to less sandy pastures due to a scheduling conflict.

The Wrap reports that Wiseman has exited Universal’s reboot of The Mummy, but the project is still moving full-speed ahead. Producers Sean Daniels, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci will begin searching for a new director immediately.

Original Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts wrote the script, which aims to reinvent the Mummy series, which grossed $1.25 billion over the course of three films. Wiseman previously indicated that Kurtzman and Orci were envisioning a darker, scarier take on the Mummy mythology that would still appeal to all audiences. Though the Mummy character is a monster, the reboot is expected to provide him with a human personality.

Kurtzman has previously said that the film draws inspiration from the books of Michael Crichton, who grounded fantastical tales in modern-day science.

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  • frank_dracman

    I just watched the original this morning. I never realized they used Sawn Lake for the intro music. I thought I put in my Dracula DVD instead. Derp.

    While I’m not thrilled at the thought of another reboot, humanizing him is a good idea and more in line with the original. But the writer for Prometheus? Ugh, this could get ugly.

    • Chernobyl Kinsman

      “From the writer of Prometheus” is enough to insta-kill any interest I have in a film.

      • aliensharkboy

        Let’s not forget that the original script for Prometheus was very satisfying… before Damon Lindelof stepped in. Urgh.