Now that Universal’s Dracula Untold was a monster success (see what I did there?), the studio is moving forward with their planned Avengers-style reboot of their Universal Monsters franchise with films focused on Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Wolf Man, and, of course, The Mummy.
Superhero Movie News allegedly landed the screenplay for the new The Mummy, which is to be helmed by Alex Kurtzman for release in 2016. For whatever reason they chose not to share anything but the opening sequence, which to me sounds bland, generic and lazy. Here, take a look…
“The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and his teams surprise the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more then some grave robbers who have all magically died. Upon entering the bunker Tyler and his team also succumb to some mystical forces out of their control. They soon realize the bunker they have infiltrated is actually a centuries old tomb.
Mayhem erupts as all the Navy seal members start turning on one another and are captivated by the forces within the tomb. Tyler is the only one to make it all the way deep within the tomb alive to find an Black Iron Sarcophagus. It’s marked with Egyptian symbols like the Ankh and Eye of Horus. Here Tyler is entranced by the forces to open up and release what is inside. But after placing his hand onto the sarcophagus he is immediately stabbed in the palm with a star shaped symbol. From then on his mind is cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria…..The Mummy.”
So, when they arrive at this crypt, it’s already infested with supernatural forces, one of which persuades a character to open a black sarcophagus? That’s the big set up? That’s how The Mummy is unleashed back into the world? I mean, that’s about as lazy as Leatherface just picking up a chainsaw because “it was convenient.” Thank God this isn’t a confirmed shooting draft, although I’m not expecting much from any of these films after what Uni allowed on screen with Dracula Untold. WE are not their audience, clearly.
Other character’s the movie include archeologist Jenny Halsey, shady billionaire Lorenzo Montanari, and Malik leader of the Temple Brothers.
The Mummy reboot hits June 24th, 2016