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Mummy reboot has its director… ho-hum

September 27th, 2012 by Marc Comments

We have known for a while that there was going to be a reboot of the original Universal Pictures’ The Mummy franchise. But now it seems to have found a director…

Len Wiseman, who directed the recent – shudder – Total Recall reboot and the Underworld movies is the man to do it, apparently. And he’ll be working from a script by John Spaihts who worked on the Prometheus script.

This reboot will focus more closely on the original 1932 Boris Karloff mummy movies, rather than the Stephen Somers series that ran until 2008 with the awful The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, best known for scripting on the recent Star Trek and Transformers movies, will produce the movie along with a reboot of Van Helsing starring Tom Cruise. They will be aiming for a 2014 release.

Our thoughts? Well, Wiseman is a frustratingly bland director, that said, we like the idea that we may be set for a monster-spanning series of movies, similar to what Marvel are doing, only with classic Universal Monsters. That, if done well, could be spectacular.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….