Prometheus Scribe Rebooting The Mummy As “Epic”, “Scary” And “Dark”

There are ancient secrets hidden in the pyramids, and following them may lead to danger and death. But enough about Prometheus, that film’s initial screenwriter, Jon Spaihts, has now signed on to write a new Mummy movie for Universal.

Variety have a quote from the writer on his intentions for this new version:

I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with Prometheus, to go back to a franchise’s roots in dark, scary source material, and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven’t seen before.

More epic than the first Brendan Fraser Mummy, with it’s huuuuuge sand storms? Seems odd for a story that essentially hinges on a single, bandage wrapped corpse. Or maybe it won’t hang on that lone Mummy anymore – it’s only a title, after all.

I’ve got a weakness for the shambling dead but I’ll wait and see who Universal attach to direct this thing before getting too excited.

unnamed-1

Monty Python And The Holy Grail POP! Vinyls To Release This November

Step Aside, Pops Vs. The Bizarre Adventures Of Gilbert & Sullivan

JCWoM10-Cov-A-Casas

Cover Change For John Carter: Warlord Of Mars #10

NINJAK_006_COVER_A_SUAYAN

The Shadow Wars Kicks Off In Ninjak #6

Pathfinder01CovScalera

Free On Bleeding Cool – Pathfinder #1 By Zub And Huerta

The Super Awesome Comic Review Show – Sex Criminals, Southern Bastards, Lazarus, Help Us Great Warrior!, Star Wars, And More

A Walking Dead Vol 22 That’s Just A Little Better Than Everyone Else’s

unnamed

Top Shelf And Troy Little Bring Us Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas In October

26722

Calling Out Kindt And Kolins On The Madness Of Past Aways #5

reactron

CBS Casts Sons Of Anarchy’s Chris Browning As Reactron