Universal have announced they are rebooting the Mummy franchise. With a new – yawn – darker and more epic take on the story by the writer of The Darkest Hour and co-writer of Prometheus Jon Spaihts. Sean Daniel, producer of all four previous Mummy movies, will produce here too.
We really don’t have any more information at the minute, but we’d like to say that, while the first one has a certain boy’s own adventure tye charm, everything after it was horrendous. So perhaps the franchise does need this. However, the dark and epic angle may not be the way to go as we like to think of these as family-friendly popcorn adventures… but we’ll see where it ends up.