THE MUMMY Reboot Finds A New Director; MAMA's Andrés Muschietti

The Guillermo del Toro produced Mama was a hit at the box office and with critics, so it should come as no surprise to learn that director Andrés Muschietti has landed his first big blockbuster in Hollywood; Universal's planned reboot of The Mummy. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 9/13/2013

Well, rather than a slapstick comedy, it appears as if Universal's latest reboot of The Mummy franchise will actually be a horror this time around as The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the studio are circling a deal with Andres Muschietti to direct. He replaces Total Recall director Len Wiseman who walked away from the project back in July. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing the movie along with Sean Daniels. All we know about the Jon Spaihts (Prometheus scripted reboot is that it will be set in the present day. Muschietti found great success with Mama - which starred Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - as it would go on to earn $146 million on a budget of only $15 million. How do you guys feel about this decision?
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DioFoRio - 9/13/2013, 11:46 AM
who honestly gives a shit?
DioFoRio - 9/13/2013, 11:46 AM
I do...: )
3DWitchHunt - 9/13/2013, 11:47 AM
^lol
TheLight - 9/13/2013, 11:50 AM
@DioFoRio,

I'll drink to that.
TheMexicanSuperman - 9/13/2013, 11:52 AM
Rise of the Mummy from Darkness.
NOLANITE - 9/13/2013, 11:56 AM
I dont.
I dont give shits. I take em.

NOLANITE OUT.
Enphlieuwince - 9/13/2013, 12:01 PM
It will be interesting to see how they make The Mummy scary again. I definitely want this one to work...
kownthomer - 9/13/2013, 12:07 PM
I am quite excited about this. I love the original. I am a huge horror fan, and this is one of the quintessential horror classics. And unlike most of the mindless masses, I love reboots and remakes. As long as they are done right, that is. I believe that they can instill in someone who hasn't seen the original to go back and watch it. This helps to create new fans and introduce a classic to a new generation.
MercSoul - 9/13/2013, 12:13 PM
the end of Mama's sucks :(
superbatspiderman - 9/13/2013, 12:14 PM
Mama was a terrible movie. I laughed during the movie because of how silly it was.
MrNiklander - 9/13/2013, 12:16 PM
Interesting choice now if someone could just handle The Highlander reboot
Matchow - 9/13/2013, 12:16 PM
Mama, Mummy. Mummy, Mama. Uma, Oprah.
GodzillaKart - 9/13/2013, 12:21 PM
I'd love to see this succeed, and I'm glad they are going the scary route. Jon Spaihts actually wrote a fantastic script for Prometheus, until damon lindelof got his hands on it and turned it into a [frick]ing retarded piece of dog shit for stupid dummies.
JoeyGhoul - 9/13/2013, 12:23 PM
As long as Brendan Fraser is the Mummy. i'm all in.
Kayo - 9/13/2013, 12:28 PM
they're running out of ideas
AlexDeLarge87 - 9/13/2013, 12:28 PM
He did decent job in directing Mama which was ok movie.

I just cant imagine this Mummy happening in present day.
Better setup would be in the middle of 18 and 19 Century.
jasonicus - 9/13/2013, 12:35 PM
Mama was a complete mess. Some of the silliest CGI I've ever seen. This movie already has a black mark against it.
ralfinader - 9/13/2013, 12:47 PM
As long as this is the classic, and not the Brendan Fraser version, I am onboard. I am no fan of remakes, but I sing a different tune when it comes to Universal or Hammer versions of the Mummy, Frankenstien, Dracula, and the Wolfman.
TheRationalNerd - 9/13/2013, 12:52 PM
Can't wait! :)
Tony93 - 9/13/2013, 1:10 PM
I loved the first and second Mummy.. third one was crap.. as expected since its the third installment of a franchise
CPBuff22 - 9/13/2013, 2:49 PM
Dear Hollywood,

More comic book movies on properties that have never been on the big screen. Less Reboots.

Thanx
devil - 9/13/2013, 3:17 PM
reboots reboot [frick]ing reboots
maninfinesuit - 9/13/2013, 3:54 PM
Hoping it works out. Would quite like to see a successful update of at least one of the classic Universal monsters.
TheSuperguy - 9/13/2013, 4:28 PM
If this new Mummy movie is actually a horror movie, I'm in. If it's another lame Indiana Jones rip off, forget it.
MisterMagurlypse - 9/13/2013, 4:39 PM
Mama was pretty good. This project looks promising.

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