The first movie to be rebooted in Universal Pictures’ Classic Monsters shared universe, The Mummy, has found its mummy.
It’s being reported that Sofia Boutella, who had a breakout role in the surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service and has a role in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, is in talks to take on the tile role of the reboot. If deals get worked out, she would co-star alongside Tom Cruise, who was reported to be in talks for a role in the movie at the end of last month.
Cruise’s potential role in the movie has not yet been revealed, but one might assume that he would be playing something similar to the Brendan Fraser role seen in the most recent Mummy movies…if that’s even a role that will be in the movie. If not, Van Helsing is also a character that could be involved in this shared universe that could also include new movies revolving around Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and more all existing in the same interconnected world, and it would make plenty of sense if Universal made him a character that showed up in all of these movies and locked up someone like Cruise to play him. But that’s all speculation.
The Universal Classic Monsters shared universe is being developed by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, with Kurtzman stepping behind the camera to direct as well.
Kurtzman’s last directorial effort was 2012’s People Like Us. He wrote entries in big Hollywood franchises like Star Trek, The Amazing Spider-Man, Mission: Impossible, and Transformers and also is credited as one of the creators and writers of TV shows Fringe, Sleepy Hollow, and Hawaii Five-O, all along with longtime partner Roberto Orci.
Morgan has been a writer on the Fast and the Furious franchise since 2006’s Tokyo Drift, and also worked on the screenplays for Cellular, Wanted, and 47 Ronin.
Prometheus and Doctor Strange writer Jon Spaihts penned the script for The Mummy.
[Source: Heat Vision]