The Mummy Writer Says Film Will Have Action And Adventure But Also Terrify You

Posted by November 6, 2016 Comment

the mummyAs I’ve written a bunch of times, I am excited for the Universal Monster shared universe. While shared universes before a first movie is out is a cart way before a horse, the idea of a major movie studio getting behind horror with a ton of money and umph is a pretty unique thing.

That universe will kick off next year withThe Mummy, which stars Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe. Jon Spaihts, who was a screenwriter on the movie. recently talked about the movie with The Hollywood ReporterWhen asked what that film will have in common with Spaihts’ Doctor Strange, which he co-wrote. he explained:

I think a similar desire to legitimately explore the frightening and the cosmic. In The Mummy, I think we’re going to see the first Mummy film in the entire Universal canon with the true power to terrify. The earliest [Boris] Karloff and Bela Lugosi Mummy movies were scary in a small way, perhaps a dated way. They were almost parlor movies. Subsequent movies have been more swashbuckling. This one is going to have all of that action and adventure, but a legitimate power to terrify. I think that’s going to be the new experience of that film.

That is what I love to hear. I think there is a ton of potential here. Fingers crossed.

(Last Updated November 6, 2016 4:01 pm )

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