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Warcraft Delayed To 2016 And The Mummy Reboot Given A Release Date
In the ever-growing trend of setting distant theatrical release dates only to change them several times along the way, Universal has updated its upcoming schedule, and its biggest move best reflects how the studio feels about Star Wars: Episode VII nabbing the December 18, 2015. Duncan Jonesí upcoming big budget video game adaptation Warcraft has been pushed from that pre-Christmas date back to March 11, 2016.
Roberto Orci Trying To 'Create A Universe' With Universal Monster Movie Reboots
Of course, The Mummy and Van Helsing (who originates from the story of Dracula) are only two potential movies that could come out of Universal's library of monsters. The studio's other classics include Frankenstein, The Phantom of the Opera, The Invisible Man, The Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Wolf Man.
Mama Director To Take Over The Mummy Reboot
Few details are currently known about the film, which is being produced by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Sean Daniel, but according sources Jon Spaihts' script tells the legend of the Mummy in modern times. This will differentiate it from all of the previous titles in the franchise, which were all set back in the 1920s.
Len Wiseman Won't Be Directing The Mummy Reboot After All
The project has been seen as Universal hitting the restart button on The Mummy trilogy that starred Brendan Fraiser and produced three fairly successful box office hits (grossing nearly $460 million domestically all together), but apparently the film will be going a much different route than the last three movies did.
The Mummy Reboot Now Has Two Writers Straining To Make It Happen
Vulture's insider suggests that the two writers will eventually wind up working together to bang out a workable version of the script, with one of them as a "structure and body man" and one as a "character and dialogue man"-- which sounds like a nightmarish way to work together, but who knows
Len Wiseman Wants To Make A Modern-Day Mummy Movie
The last attempts, as you no doubt remember, were credited to director Stephen Sommers, with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz in the leads. But Wiseman already has figured out one way to distance his property from the Mummy movies of the past.
Len Wiseman Looking To Direct The Mummy Reboot
Only a little more than a month after the release of his version of Total Recall, Len Wiseman is getting ready to get back into the reboot/remake game. The filmmaker is reportedly now in talks with Universal Pictures to direct The Mummy, the studio's attempt to restart the massively successful adventure franchise that began in 1999.
Tom Cruise To Star In Van Helsing Reboot, Roberto Orci And Alex Kurtzman To Produce
Van Helsing, the 2004 action film starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale, is a truly terrible movie. In addition to being remarkably stupid, the performances in the movie are terrible and the effects were godawful. It was clear that the studio wanted to make a franchise out of the monster-killing hero, but obviously that never took off. Now they're hoping to have better luck with a brand new star and a pair of hot producers.
The Mummy Is Getting A Reboot From Prometheus Writer
Beginning in 1999, The Mummy franchise extended to two sequels - The Mummy Returns and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - as well as a spin-off The Scorpion King. The films followed Richard 'Rick' O'Connell (Fraser), a globetrotting archeologist, as he fought against ancient demons. The original film, and its first sequel, were directed by Stephen Sommers.