Universal Pictures has avoided a massive disaster with Len Wiseman and is instead reteaming with Mama director Andres Muschietti for the studio’s reboot of its The Mummy franchise, says THR.
Even though the overuse of special effects ruined Mama for me, I thought Muschietti actually put together an astoundingly creepy and original horror film. To hear that he may take on The Mummy gives me serious goosebumps. My only plea is for him to show some restraint on the CGI, which will probably be an issue for a massively-budgeted action franchise. Still, I have faith.
According to the site, this was one of the first decisive moves made by Donna Langley, who was made chairman of Universal Pictures after Monday’s dramatic shake-up that saw the exit of chairman Adam Fogelson and the elevation of Jeff Shell to chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. A standing ovation is in order. Seriously, DO IT NOW.
Although the original The Mummy (1932) was set in the 1920s as were the Brendan Fraser adventure movies, the new script, by Jon Spaihts, sets the tale in the modern age.