Universal ready to reboot the Mummy Franchise

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    Universal Unwrapping 'The Mummy' Franchise

    Jon Spaihts has been hired to write the screenplay for a feature reboot.

    by Jay A. Fernandez , Borys Kit

    Universal has decided to unwrap its billion-grossing Mummy franchise. Prometheus co-writer John Spaihts has been hired to write the screenplay for a feature reboot, and Sean Daniel, who produced the franchise's first three pictures, will return to produce the new iteration.

    Stephen Sommers wrote and directed the period fantasy adventure The Mummy, which grossed $416 million worldwide in 1999. Derived from one of the studio's classic horror properties, the film helped rejuvenate Universal after such late-millennium bombs as Babe: Pig in the City and Meet Joe Black.

    Sommers' 2001 sequel, The Mummy Returns, did even better, grossing $433 million. Rob Cohen directed the third installment, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, which grossed $401 million in 2008.

    The Scorpion King, based on a character from The Mummy Returns, grossed $165 million in 2002.

    Repped by Paradigm and Circle of Confusion, Spaihts wrote the 2011 Summit release The Darkest Hour, and he has World War Robot and an untitled sci-fi project set up with Jerry Bruckheimer.

    Fox will release Prometheus, co-written by Damon Lindelof, June 8.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...-reboot-brendan-fraiser-dwayne-johnson-308277
     
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    I never saw any of those Mummy movies.
     
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    First one is fun, goes down hill after that, the Rock's spinoff film is haaaarible.
     
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    I've seen all of them. Liked them. The sequels to The Scorpion king sucked.
     
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    You know when those airplane skywriters have written something and you see it at the point it's starting to fade and you can just barely make out some words? This feels like that. I feel like I see the word thrash. Like it's going to say Thrasher and make the cover of the mag.
     
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    the first one was good....and rachel weiss is hot as fuck
     
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    Hollywood is currently rebooting....

    Superman
    Batman
    Spiderman
    Halloween
    Vacation
    Total Recall
    Carrie
    Ninja Turtles
    Robocop
    Police Academy
    Mad Max...

    Jesus Fucking Christ.

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    Seriously?! Mad Max? O to the M to the G! How the hell are they going to ruin that for me? Karate Kid turning in to a Chinese martial art was bad enough.
     
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    I enjoyed the first movie.
     
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    Shit