Looks like the producers of Universal’s The Mummy reboot will have to dig up a new director. Len Wiseman (Total Recall) is reported as being off the project due to scheduling issues. Producers Sean Daniels, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are in search of a director immediately as the production is continuing to roll. The Jon Spaihts script looks to reinvent the lucrative series which earned over $1 billion during its last trilogy run. There’s also the question of screenwriter Billy Ray’s competing script, though the reboot is expected to occur in the modern day regardless. Hit the jump for more.
The Wrap reported on Wiseman’s exit of the untitled Mummy reboot. The idea was originally to launch the film in 2014 and there’s no indication as to whether or not that’s changed. There’s also no definitive word on whether Spaihts or Ray’s script will be the one that forms the backbone of the film, or if they’ll be hybridized in some way. Wiseman’s previous description of the pic was:
“It’s horror. Its epic. It’s more of a modern day version of what would happen if we came across a mummy in our world today. It is pretty fascinating.”
We’ll keep an eye on this developing story and update as more information becomes available.