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Wiseman to Direct The Mummy

From Total Recall to the Tomb

By Robert T. Trate     September 25, 2012
Source: Deadline.com

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? 
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SarcasticCaveman 9/25/2012 7:27:02 AM

 I'd be open to a more horror-centric Mummy...as much as I like the first one in the Brenden Fraser franchise, it was a lot more adventure...it almost filled the Indiana Jones vacuum, actually.  But yeah, a return to the scary horror Mummy could be interesting.

ztigr 9/25/2012 8:09:41 AM

 Oh so Wiseman wants to make another movie with unrelated actions scenes with no dialogue or character development...nice!

elrushbo 9/25/2012 11:06:21 AM

Hopefully Jessica Biel or Collin Farrel will be nowhere near this movie

SarcasticCaveman 9/25/2012 11:58:21 AM

 Didn't see the Total Recall remake...was it really that bad?

ThrillerSam 9/25/2012 12:22:07 PM

 I really liked the new Total Recall... and I loved the original, which to me is really hard to watch now as years have passed, between bad effects and even worse acting, so to me the new one is better.

 

InnerSanctum 9/25/2012 1:33:42 PM

 Um, not a Wiseman fan.  Kind of disapointing news.  I assume his wife will be involved.  I'm a BIG fan of making this all out horror.  Not CGI all over the place.  Guess we will see.  Surely, this director has one good movie in him. 

SarcasticCaveman 9/25/2012 1:47:50 PM

 Inner - maybe he does...after all, The Mummy was the one good movie Stephen Sommers had in him...

almostunbiased 9/25/2012 1:55:18 PM

I loved The Mummy with Frasier.  It was a great adventure movie.  Though the next couple were not so great.  Wiseman is ok, I'm not excited.

InnerSanctum 9/25/2012 3:20:29 PM

 SC - LOL

violator14 9/25/2012 4:53:26 PM

Sooo.. this isn't WiseGUY directing?? ...dammit...

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