Though Dracula Untold was technically shoehorned into Universal's plan for a unified monster-verse, the upcoming Mummy reboot should be our first real peek at the master plan.
The studio has managed to keep the plot pretty much under wraps, but Super Hero Movie News claims to have acquired a working copy of the script — and they’ve revealed the opening scene that sets up many of the main players and plot. Take it with a grain of salt, but hey, it’s all we’ve got.
As suspected, it sounds like Alex Kurtzman's film will be set in the modern day, and apparently focus on a Navy SEAL in Iraq who stumbles upon an ancient tomb and is attacked/haunted/connected to The Mummy. Check out an excerpt from their alleged rundown below:
The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and his teams surprise the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more then some grave robbers who have all magically died. Upon entering the bunker Tyler and his team also succumb to some mystical forces out of their control. They soon realize the bunker they have infiltrated is actually a centuries old tomb.
Mayhem erupts as all the Navy seal members start turning on one another and are captivated by the forces within the tomb. Tyler is the only one to make it all the way deep within the tomb alive to find an Black Iron Sarcophagus. It's marked with Egyptian symbols like the Ankh and Eye of Horus. Here Tyler is entranced by the forces to open up and release what is inside. But after placing his hand onto the sarcophagus he is immediately stabbed in the palm with a star shaped symbol. From then on his mind is cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria.....The Mummy.
Along with the character of Colt, the source claims other characters will include archaeologist Jenny Halsey, shady billionaire Lorenzo Montanari and Temple Brothers leader Malik.
If any of this is even remotely true, it sounds like they’ll be taking the action in a very different direction than the period-set 1999 adventure flick starring Brendan Fraser. Which makes sense, as they’re obviously wanting to set this up as a different type of series — presumably with the Mummy himself taking on a more prominent role.
What do you think of the alleged plot? Do you want it to be true?