It appears that The Mummy will stay wrapped up at Universal for a little while longer. The Wrap is reporting that Andy Muschetti, the director of Mama, has left The Mummy reboot/ relaunch over creative differences. The script, written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), had set “The Mummy” in a modern setting with new characters.
The reason for the split is in what kind of movie the director wants to make and what Universal believes will make money. “Muschetti wanted to deliver a darker take rather than the four-quadrant, more family-friendly action-adventure blockbuster that Universal now has in mind”.
Personally, I would rather see a darker film, especially from the director of Mama, over another Brendan Fraser popcorn snore fest.
Sound off below Maniacs. Would you have rather seen Muschetti’s tale or what Universal will probably release?