“Horror” and “epic” are two words being bandied about by director Len Wiseman when it comes to The Mummy reboot he was attached to in September.
Movieweb caught up with the helmer of the Total Recall remake and got him chatting about Universal’s new take on the classic movie monster. Beyond those two aforementioned words, Wiseman describes the new film as “more of a modern day version of what would happen if we came across a mummy in our world today. It is pretty fascinating.”
He sounds uncertain if it’s the film he’ll do next – because he dropped the line “if The Mummy is to be the next movie for me” – but he went on to explain what’s getting him excited about the project.
“It doesn’t have anything to do with the Brendan Fraser films, and it is not a remake of any kind. The Mummy is one of Universal’s long standing, iconic characters, well before the Brendan Fraser movies… This is such a different thing. What was attractive to me…There is still a script to be written, and all of that….But the pitch was to go with a much different tone. It was a Mummy like I’d never heard of before. Its nothing like what you would expect, at all, oddly. I was picturing Egypt, and the sand swept settings. The mummy wrappings. When I heard what they were wanting to actually do with it, it was shocking…”
Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) is scripting. More as it comes in!