Looks like that upcoming Mummy reboot has just unwrapped itself.
According to The Wrap, Mama director Andy Muschetti — who’d nabbed the gig to direct Universal’s reboot of The Mummy — has apparently left the project due to creative differences.
The current draft of the script has been penned by Jon Spaihts and reimagines the new entry in The Mummy franchise as taking place into the modern world, with brand-new characters not seen in the previous Mummy flicks, along, we are told, with a protagonist imbued with a human personality.
Back when Len Wiseman (all those Underworld films) had previously been attached to direct this new take on The Mummy, he’d indicated that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci — who have recently parted ways as regards all feature projects — were envisioning a much darker and scarier take on the Mummy mythology with the goal that it would still draw in all kinds of audience.
However, the project has changed direction, and the darker take on the Mummy franchise has now been abandoned for a more family-friendly action-adventure blockbuster type of flick (exactly what the Stephen Sommers entries were), which has led Muschetti to part ways with Universal.
Are you guys disappointed that Andy Muschetti has left Universal's planned Mummy reboot? And what do you think about returning the film to its more action-adventureish roots?
(via The Wrap)