Variety reports that the writer has been hired by Universal to dust off their "The Mummy" franchise and give it a new coat of paint. As you know, the original series of movies starred Brendan Fraser as a sub-Indian Jones type dude, who encounters the titular monster on three occassions, each to more diminishing returns. But given that Universal has been trying long and hard to revive their monster movie icons (first failing with "The Wolfman") it's no suprise they want to give it another go.
The writer promises an "epic scale" which sounds about right, so we'll see where he goes with this. No director yet, but given the heat around Spaihts name, hopefully Universal can do better than Stephen Sommers and Rob Cohen.