Universal’s “The Mummy” may get a reboot.
Universal’s “The Mummy” film franchise has gained a huge following since it’s release in 1999 and is one of the few horror-adventure movies that involved Egyptian Lore. The first film became a box office success upon its debut and two sequels followed after.
Almost seven years later, Universal is looking to reboot “The Mummy” and will be featuring a female monster as long as they are able to find the perfect fit.
Hollywood Reporter reported that the potential reboot film already has two story options. The first option is focused on a story that involves a male mummy and the other option has a female villain in the same role. There is no final decision made yet and the final decision will reportedly be made when they spot a lead actor or actress that is perfect for the role.
Alex Kurtzman is already signed on to direct the film and he said that the film would blend a number of different genres while keeping the horror theme dominant.
Universal’s “The Mummy” reboot film is set to hit theatres on March 24, 2017 and will be the first film in the company’s new series of monster movies, as reported by IGN.
Other potential films that may possibly be resurrected are “Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” “The Invisible Man,” Van Helsing” as well as “The Bride Of Frankenstein.”
“The Mummy” is set in the year 1926 and followed an American explorer, Rick O’Connell, and his adventures in Egypt. He accidentally discovers the City Of The Dead and returns to the site with a librarian, Evelyn Carnahan, and her brother Jonathan Carnahan. They unintentionally revive a mummified corpse and must find a way to get rid of him before he rises to power and destroys the world.