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Posted: February 14th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"The Mummy" Reboot is a Top Priority, to Shoot Later This YearSubmit Comment
Jon Spaihts was the man who wrote the original "Prometheus" script, but then Damon Lindelof ("Lost") was brought in to re-write it. Lindelof constructed a completely different story, but kept some of the larger elements of Spaihts' script.

Now it looks like the same thing is happening to Spaihts. Several months ago he was hired to direct "The Mummy" reboot for Universal Pictures, which has Len Wiseman (Total Recall) on board to direct.

NY Mag has now learned that the studio is so eager to begin shooting this year that it hired a second writer, Billy Ray (The Hunger Games), to put together a completely different script.

The plan is to let the writers finish their versions and then combine the two scripts into one movie, similar to what was done with "Prometheus." Both scripts will be set in present days, and the film is targeted for a summer 2014 release.

Source: NY Mag


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Gates writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 9:21:08 PM

"which has Len Wiseman (Total Recall) on board to direct."

If there was any hope for this movie... it's now gone like a fart in the wind.
cress writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 9:35:32 PM

^^^Didn't Elton John sing that song at Princess Diana's funeral?
Tanman32123 writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 10:04:46 PM

Gay! Bring back Brendan Fraser and do a 4th!
cress writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 10:17:40 PM

"Several months ago he was hired to direct "The Mummy" reboot for Universal Pictures, which has Len Wiseman (Total Recall) on board to direct."

What's wrong with that sentence? Hmmmm.....
Chandresekhar writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 10:25:14 PM

I don't really see the comparison to Prometheus. Lindelhof is nowhere near this and that's the key issue with Prometheus' script.
cress writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 10:25:48 PM

Didn't MUMMY 3 have a older son who looked like, what, 5 years younger than his dad Fraser? And a wife that kinda wasn't Rachel Weisz? And a director whose high point was kicking off a franchise that has somehow unbeliveably nearing seven flicks (Fast/Furious)? Yeah, that incarnation of the MUMMY series needs to stay buried.
Monster writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 10:31:55 PM

Cress attitude, apparently, is if you don't tell a stupid enough joke the first thirty times, try try try again.
cress writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 10:42:16 PM

^^^I love you. Will you be my Valentine?
Deaft0ne writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 10:51:26 PM

So this has 2 directors?
pornfly writes:
on February 14th, 2013 at 10:56:20 PM

Nobody cares about someone screwin with The Mummy movies but Prometheus brought the Alien francise back to life just long enough to get effed in the ay
Kurskij writes:
on February 15th, 2013 at 3:33:24 AM

"The plan is to let the writers finish their versions and then combine the two scripts into one movie, similar to what was done with "Prometheus."

Because we all know how well it always turns out. Foolproof.

@deaft - Good call. "Alex's Speed typing School" is blooming.

Evil_Disco writes:
on February 15th, 2013 at 4:26:18 AM

If Len Wiseman is directing this it will probably be nothing but sh*t..
Good call, Hollywood.
afterkwiss writes:
on February 15th, 2013 at 5:45:36 AM

When you're told that "The Mummy" reboot is a top priority, it's a significant sign that the end of the world is near.
Jakey Nightmare writes:
on February 15th, 2013 at 9:28:54 AM

lol wtf combine two scrips into one movie

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