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Len Wiseman To Direct A New THE MUMMY

September 26, 2012
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If you're a fan of the classic Hollywood monsters then we've got good news for you.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the writing team behind such films as “Star Trek,” “Transformers,” “Cowboys & Aliens” and several popular TV shows, are producing a reimagining of “The Mummy” franchise for Universal Pictures.

Reports indicate that the film is not a reboot of the Brendan Fraser “Mummy” films but rather a relaunching of the franchise that will be set in the contemporary world. “Underworld” franchise creator Len Wiseman has been selected to helm the new film. Wiseman recently directed the “Total Recall” remake as well as “Live Free Or Die Hard”.

In a recent interview, Wiseman revealed a little about what we can expect from the new monster:

"One of the things that interested me with this mummy is, he’s still in essence a man. They haven’t turned his brain into a monster brain. He still has a personality and is very cunning and calculating. He’s a true character in any form, and in creature form, even if he is that staggering creature, it becomes more important that he’s a thinking, calculating person."

No official word yet on when production on the new “Mummy” will begin, but Universal is said to be aiming for a summer of 2014 release date.

We'll keep you updated as we learn more. But we want to know what you guys think. Are you excited to see a new version of “The Mummy”? Would you have rather seen another sequel to the Brendan Fraser films? Are you happy with the directorial choice? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Source: Screen Rant