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‘The Mummy’ Reboot Won’t Be Scary

It looks like Universal’s The Mummy reboot is coming unraveled.

Mama director Andy Muschetti has exited The Mummy due to creative differences, TheWrap reports.

Jon Spaihts wrote the current draft of the script, which reimagined The Mummy franchise in modern day with new characters not seen in previous iterations and a protagonist imbued with a human personality.

Explains the site, when Len Wiseman was previously attached to direct The Mummy, he indicated that Kurtzman and Orci were envisioning a darker, scarier take on the Mummy mythology that would still appeal to all audiences. Apparently, the project has changed direction, as Muschetti wanted to deliver a darker take rather than the four-quadrant, more family-friendly action-adventure blockbuster that Universal now has in mind.




  • Jake W.

    So basically it’s going to be like the previous 3. Kind of pointless to remake it.

  • M M

    So they had a chance to make a nice, dark take on the mummy (which we need) and now want a family friendly version like the last awful series. Disappointing.

  • wehoaks

    Muschietti. It’s okay, it’s not your fault you spelled it wrong. The Wrap should have before you copied and pasted their article.

  • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

    You guys also forgot to put “Exclusive”. I mean, you exclusively got it from TheWrap. It works.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I just want Rachel Weisz back. I don’t care about anything else. XD

    • Ress EZ

      Spot on! Recently watched The Mummy Returns. Can’t get my eyes off of her during the sai-fighting scene.

  • Chamber

    The last three movies were forgettable, at best. You now have several people exiting the movie because of the direction execs want to take it. This has disaster written all over it.

  • j.c

    So, they just want to reboot the Stephen Sommers francise. I was really hoping they would take it back to the darker roots of the Karloff film. Should have known better . What a shame.

  • Evan3

    Meh, its not like a dark and grim tone made the Wolfman reboot a good film. And Mama certainly wasn’t very good either (fucking moths at the end). Weissman wouldn’t have saved this either. I won’t be sad if this never gets off the ground.

  • Adam Clifton

    I wanted a remake that was going to be closer to the 1932 Mummy movie. Looks like that’s not going to happen and they’re going to do another Indiana Jones knock-off. Waste of time rebooting or remaking it really. They should just call it The Mummy 4 and have it be a straight-out sequel. It’s not like Brendan Fraser is doing anything at the moment. What a shame

  • Ι loved the remake of 1999. It was incredibly fun and offer plenty of new effects regarding the whole mummy mytholody. However, I would associate that approach with the 99 cast. In my opinion, they should go into a more darker fantasy mode as nowdays everything is aiming to mass appeal. I would prefer a more adult oriented mummy with emphasis on darker elements and violence as well as making the mummies terrifying

  • Connor David Cooke

    Extremely disappointing news.

  • Tyra Adlam

    It seems like forever since there was a good, dark, creepy mummy film, so to hear that the potential was there but has shifted direction is a real shame. I really liked what the mummy segment “Lot 249” from Tales from the Darkside: The Movie did, so something along those lines would be cool.

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