space
space
head
head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
COMICS   •   MOVIES   •   MUSIC   •   TELEVISION   •   GAMES   •   BOOKS
Universal’s ‘The Mummy’ Reboot Has Its Director
space
The Movie God   |  @   |  
space

The Mummy 1932

Recently it was announced that Universal was going to reboot their Classic Monsters, and also bring them together similarly to what Marvel did with their superheros in The Avengers.

The ambitious plan is being developed by writers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, but now it appears at least one of the two wants to get a little more hands-on. It’s being reported that Kurtzman is in final negotiations to direct the first of the rebooted monster flicks, The Mummy, himself.

Kurtzman was already attached to the Mummy reboot, which currently has an April 22, 2016 release date set, as a producer before this new unified monsters gameplan was revealed.

His previous credits include writing the Transformers movies, and writing and producing Star Trek, Alias, Cowboys & Aliens, Fringe, Star Trek Into Darkness, Sleepy Hollow, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, many of which with his former partner Roberto Orci, who’s directing Star Trek 3.

Kurtzman’s only credits as a director are an episode of Alias and the 2012 feature People Like Us. He was also attached to direct Sony’s planned Venom movie.

This first movie is crucial if Universal wants to pull off an Avengers-style reboot of their monsters, as these movies all have to feel like they’re part of the same world. Equally crucial, of course, is figuring out how they’re going to bring them all together.

Unfortunately, the description of what the new Mummy is going to be will have fans of the classics more nervous than they already are. It’s said to take place in the present, and instead of being a horror, it will be more of an action-adventure movie with a little horror sprinkled in here and there. More like the last Mummy reboot with Brendan Fraser than the 1932 original that starred Boris Karloff. It will not, however, be a remake of previous entries, and will have new characters.

Kurtzman, Orci, and Jon Spaihts (who’s currently writing the Doctor Strange script for Marvel) have all worked on the screenplay.

[Source: Heat Vision]

space
Topics: Movies, News, Reboots
space
Previous Article
space
Next Article
«
»
space
space
space
Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr space
Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom on Pinterest
Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed space
space
Amazon.com
space
space
space
space
space
space
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Westworld Podcast
space
2520 Clothing Company
space
2019  ·   2018  ·   2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·   2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
space
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2018 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted
space
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
space
About | Privacy Policy | Contact
space