HOLY SH!T: They’re Rebooting ‘The Mummy’ (Again)

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Universal Pictures have announced plans to move forward with a reboot of The Mummy. Just for the record, yes, I am referring to the same film series that starred Brendan and originally debuted in 1999*.

Variety has the story, which claims Universal has tapped Jon Spaihts as scribe, went live earlier today. If you are unfamiliar with Spaihts now, his name will likely be much more resonant this Summer after Prometheus debuts in theaters. Spaihts co-wrote that film, which gives a lot of hope for this reboot’s potential, but he also wrote 2011 The Darkest Hour, so do not jump to any conclusions just yet.

“I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with ‘Prometheus’: to go back to a franchise’s roots in dark, scary source material and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven’t seen before,” Spaihts said.

At this point I realize nothing is sacred, but am I the only one who feels this is a bit soon? Even if the last film made over $400 million, is rebooting the entire franchise really necessary?

(*which was loosely based on a film from the 1930s)

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  • Grammer Nazi

    Typo in the 2nd sentence. 

  • utgjames

    Thanks!

  • Grammer Nazi

     Don’t mention it!

  • Grammer Nazi

    Also, the last sentence?