John Spaihts Talks the Mummy Reboot

John Spaihts is quickly becoming one of the more sought after screenwriters in Hollywood and that has a lot to do with the fact that he’s one of the writers for the upcoming sci-fi epic, Prometheus. Just recently announced was the upcoming remake of The Mummy where Spaihts was hired to come up with a new take on the old classic.

Unlike the Stephen Sommers/Rob Cohen action version of The Mummy, Spaihts plans on returning to the roots of the classic and aims to make it more of a horror film. Spaiht says:

“I’m really excited to write something scary,” and when asked if he is more of a fan of the original Universal Monsters movies of the 1930’s or the more recent action-adventure themed movies he said, “They both have their virtues and they’ve all been tremendously popular films and really influential in the popular culture. I would hope to pluck some of the elements of both of those series.

So far I like what I hear from Spaihts, The Mummy was always my least favorite of the Universal Monsters and I think that a reboot more focused on the horror aspect of the film is a great idea and with the man behind one of the most anticipated films of the year in Prometheus this might be better than some may think.

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