Andres Muschietti Goes From Mama to Mummy; Helming Universal's Reboot
Ever since Underworld director Len Wiseman departed from Universal's Mummy reboot earlier this summer, the studio has been scrambling to find a new director to wrap up. And it's looking like the search is over. Read on for details!
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Mama director Andres Muschietti has been talking with Universal about directing the film since August, and he's now circling a deal to officially come aboard. It seems they were as impressed with the box office success of Mama as we were, and we couldn't he happier to see a talented young filmmaker land such an incredible gig.
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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