Mick Garris’ Post Mortem is now part of the Dread Podcast Network. Recently Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Rawhead Rex) joined in on the fun and discussed his unmade R-rated The Mummy 80s reboot. And now he says he still hopes Netflix will produce it.
Read his comments below.
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Barker tells Post Mortem: “I don’t want to say too much because we’re gonna make this one day. I hope. We should talk to Netflix. Maybe our Mummy can be a movie [today].”
He originally told Mick Garris: “It had the first gender change. Transsexual. So we were ahead of the curve. So there’s a boy born, a boy-child born at the beginning of the narrative, who is obviously significant in the narrative. But we cut twenty years and there’s no sign of this guy. Apparently. There is a wonderfully strange, mysterious woman who is part of the narrative, a very important part of the narrative.”
He adds: “The little boy who is born at the beginning of the narrative has become this exquisite woman. And a major part of a modern day narrative about The Mummy… But this is our naivete, Mick. How could we ever have thought, in 1989, when we turned this in, that they would say, ‘Ah, great!’ I think I’ve had a slightly naïve attitude [towards] the suits.”
Bummer. Instead we got the Tom Cruise version.
The Mummy (2017) synopsis:
Nick Morton is a soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder. When Nick and his partner come under attack in the Middle East, the ensuing battle accidentally unearths Ahmanet, a betrayed Egyptian princess who was entombed under the desert for thousands of years. With her powers constantly evolving, Morton must now stop the resurrected monster as she embarks on a furious rampage through the streets of London.
How bad do you still want to see Clive Barker’s R-rated The Mummy movie?