A replacement director has been found for Universal The Mummy reboot after Len Wiseman departed the project a couple of months ago, and it’s a pretty exciting choice. Wiseman cited scheduling issues as the reason for his departure, which seemed to hint that Universal was keen on moving forward with The Mummy as quickly as possible. Their director search now looks to have come to a close, as THR reports that Mama director Andy Muschietti is now in talks to take the helm of the pic, which reinvisions the classic Universal horror character in modern day. Further details are under wraps, but Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts penned the script.
Muschietti was hand-picked by producer Guillermo del Toro to expand his own short film into a feature with Mama, and the horror pic was a nice success for Universal, tallying up $146 million worldwide. It’s exciting to see that a talented and creatively hungry filmmaker has been chose for The Mummy, so hopefully he’s able to bring a fresh perspective to the material that will make this redo worthwhile.