'Mama' Director Andres Muschietti Gets Cursed With 'The Mummy' Reboot

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by Kevin Jagernauth
September 13, 2013 2:46 PM
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Last month, "The Mummy" reboot was put back in the coffin, so to speak, when helmer Len Wiseman, in a rare move of taste and thoughtfulness, bailed from the project citing vague "scheduling issues." Since then, word has been "mum" (ha!) on the brewing bad idea, but rest assured, Universal has found a way to keep this thing going.

And so, they've rounded up Andres Muschietti, the filmmaker behind this year's early horror hit, "Mama." Granted, it'll be his first time working on a movie with considerably larger scale, but the bottom line is he made a ton of money already for Universal, with the low budget "Mama" earning over $140 million worldwide, which initially spawned talk of a franchise. That being said, Muschietti has been cool on the idea, so has he simply leveled up to a bigger and better gig? Our guess would be yes, though it probably won't be the last time Universal will try and twist his arm on a "Mama 2."

Anyway, "The Mummy" has a script from original "Prometheus" scribe Jon Spaihts, but other than that, details are wrapped up in fabric, other than it will take place in a contemporary setting. In short, "The Mummy" lives.

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3 Comments

  • Joe | October 11, 2013 12:26 PMReply

    "when helmer Len Wiseman, in a rare move of taste and thoughtfulness, bailed from the project citing vague "scheduling issues."

    I couldn't have said it better Kevin. I actually thing Wiseman is pretty good on the right project, but if he wants to do good work, he's got to at least make better choices. Total Recall maybe taught him a tough lesson.

  • Grempkin | September 13, 2013 7:39 PMReply

    If the only thing you know about the project is that it's a Jon Spaihts script about a mummy, then why do think it'll be bad?

  • Joe | October 11, 2013 12:28 PM

    What makes you think a Mummy remake is going to be good, especially when the last Mummy film was just 5 years ago? The words "remake" should send chills down anyone's spine.

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