Wiseman to Direct The Mummy (Mania.com)
By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Deadline.com had the exclusive today that Total Recall (2012) director, Len Wiseman, will helm the new Mummy movie. Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) will be writing the script and the film is slated for a 2014 release. Lost producers Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci will produce the film through their Universal-based K/O Paper Productions. The producers of the 1999 relaunch of The Mummy (and it’s subsequent sequels) Sean Daniel and Jim Jacks are also involved with the project. Deadline spoke with Spaihts about the script:
“When I first heard Universal was relaunching this, that is the image that popped into my head, the period tale, the old monster, but when Bob and Alex pitched it, there was a great new take and approach, and a very different mummy as well,” Wiseman told me. “It’s a darker twist on the material, a scarier version.”
Spaihts also spoke about why Len Wiseman is perfect for the project:
“A lot of the work with Len has been about creating mythology, and I remember seeing Underworld and finding it a beautiful advancement of the genre,” Kurtzman said. “It was presented in this fresh, incredibly cool concept, but it never gave up its reverence for the mythology and that is what inspired us to meet with Len.”
Are you ready for a whole new Mummy movie Maniacs?