Len Wiseman’s ‘Mummy’ Gets A Fascinating Re-imagining

It’s no secret by now that Len Wiseman will be directing the upcoming remake of Universal’s The Mummy. With the Mummy being one of Universal’s most prized monsters it’s been a big mystery as to which direction Wiseman and the studio planned on taking the remake. Now, we’ve learned a few more details regarding his next big project.

He recently told Movieweb that, “There was skepticism. The difference between the two, if ‘The Mummy’ is to be the next movie for me, is that ‘The Mummy’ is a completely different film. It is a modern day take. It doesn’t have anything to do with the Brendan Fraser films, and it is not a remake of any kind… the pitch was to go with a much different tone. It was a Mummy like I’d never heard of before. Its nothing like what you would expect, at all, oddly. I was picturing Egypt, and the sand swept settings. The mummy wrappings. When I heard what they were wanting to actually do with it, it was shocking.” He added, “It’s horror. Its epic. It’s more of a modern day version of what would happen if we came across a mummy in our world today. It is pretty fascinating.

While I’m not Wiseman’s biggest fan (Underworld, Total Recall (2012)), I do like what I hear from him so far. Some of the highlights are the fact that it will not be like the Brendan Fraser films and that they are planning to make it an epic horror film. I also like the idea of it being a modern-day take on The Mummy and what it would be like if it happened in our world today. Wiseman is definitely a talented director and if this script is as cool as it sounds, we might be getting the true re-imaging that The Mummy has always deserved.

What are your thoughts? Do you like the idea of a modern-day mummy or are you not sold on the idea of Wiseman directing? Let me know in the comments.

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8 thoughts on “Len Wiseman’s ‘Mummy’ Gets A Fascinating Re-imagining

  1. The Mummy has always been my least favorite of all the Universal Monsters. Still, it will be interesting to see what Mr. Wiseman brings to the sarcophagus…I mean, the table.

    1. Yea I think that’s the most interesting part of this film is what Wiseman will do with it because at first glance he’s an odd choice.

    1. So far most of the details have been pretty much hidden. All I know is that both Wiseman and the writer Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) are both going for a straight horror adaptation which in my opinion is the best we could have hoped for. Once I know more I’ll be sure to put it up so stay tuned!

  2. I don’t know much about the original Mummy but it seems like mummies would be hard to do as horror in today’s world – they just don’t seem all that terrifying, ya know?

    1. That’s actually one of my concerns but I think it’s better that they are at least going to attempt to make a horror film out of it. With a good enough script, just about anything can be somewhat creepy. We’ll see!

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