Len Wiseman’s THE MUMMY Will Be Set in the Modern Day; Will Be “Epic”

     December 14, 2012


Earlier this year, we learned that Universal was rebooting The Mummy franchise with Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) to write the screenplay, and Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman on board to produce.  In September, director Len Wiseman (Total Recall) joined the project, and now he has provided some brief details on how his movie will differ from the recent Brendan Fraser flicks.  The character originally found popularity on the screen in 1932 when it was played by the legendary Boris Karloff.

Hit the jump for more.  The Mummy reboot is set for a possible 2014 release.

Speaking to Movieweb, Wiseman provided a brief description of what the new version of The Mummy would be:

“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.”

Oh no!  The Mummy is using the Internet!  Kill it! KILL IT WITH TECHNOLOGY!

I am curious to see how the Mummy functions in the modern day since it’s not like a vampire or a zombie.  Both of those creatures can function in the present since they have a viral aspect that allows them to propagate their species.  Mummification is fairly complicated process.

Wiseman didn’t definitively say that The Mummy will be his next movie, noting, “if The Mummy is to be the next movie for me, is that The Mummy is a completely different film. It is a modern day take. It doesn’t have anything to do with the Brendan Fraser films, and it is not a remake of any kind.”


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  • tarek

    Len wiseman ? the man who pooped Ghost Rider 2 ? No thanks.

    • Kyle

      …he had nothing to do with Ghost Rider 2.

      • Phil

        Before we get too excited about this one, let’s take a moment to remember that Len Wiseman was responsible for Live Free or Die Hard and the Total Recall remake.

  • Jay McKells

    I didn’t comment in The Hobbit review coz it was so swamped with hate… But Matt Goldberg, you should really stop trying to put your brand of humour on every single article you write. Sarcasm and sardonic humour can be hilarious and witty in the correct context, but when it’s used at every single opportunity it gets tired and grating very quickly. Did you really think “Oh no! The Mummy is using the Internet! Kill it! KILL IT WITH TECHNOLOGY!” was so funny it had to be shared? Or a worthwhile addition to this small news article? I think this is why you receive sometimes uncalled for criticism, but I gotta be honest and say moretime it is justified criticism maybe just not put across very well which gives you an easy out. When no other writer gets anywhere near that level of hatred, it can’t always be everyone else’s fault – can it??

    Also “Mummification is fairly complicated process.” is bad english my man… Check this out and give it a go in future: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proofreading

    • willyk

      I agree with what you’re saying but to say that you couldn’t post this in the Hobbit review comments because it was “swamped with hate” is kind of redundant. Your comment reads exactly like every other comment in that section. Literally EXACTLY like every comment there. You just had to add YOUR voice to it? We get it already. Save the redundancies for the article in which they’re intended. The fact that these comments are pouring over into other articles tells you exactly why they keep him around. HITS. That’s how sites make their money, doy.

  • GunzOfNavarone

    …he has nothing to do with Total Recall.

    (only joking, couldn’t resist).

    • tarek


  • Ur mom

    And the Resident Evil and Underworld movies. -__-’

  • Jamesy

    Wiseman seems to put so much into his movies, so technical and thinks out every detail. But the end result just always seems bland? It lacks heart

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  • ScaredForMovies

    Will it be as epic as the Total Recall remake?

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