We reported back in November of 2014 that Universal will be creating a shared universe and will be rebooting several of their classic monster movies, including ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon‘, ‘The Wolf Man‘, ‘The Invisible Man’ and ‘The Mummy‘, the first movie of the new shared universe.
Universal has put together a team of writers to plot out the new universe. New information has surfaced in regards to ‘The Mummy’ remake, set to be released in 2017. The new ‘Mummy’ film will be directed by Alex Kurtzman, who was behind ‘Star Trek’, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and ‘Mission Imposible III’. The script for the reboot was penned by Jon Spaihts (Alien: Engineers). The film will be set in modern times. There is one thing still up in the air, they have not decided on the sex of the mummy. ‘The Mummy’ is set to arrive in theaters on March 24th, 2017, with the next film (still untitled) to debut in theaters on March 20th, 2018.
Film quoted Kurtzman as saying:
“…The minute it’s modern day, the rules change. And yet, what’s really exciting for me is how do you take this ancient creature and make an audience believe that they exist in modern day?”
This is not the first ‘Mummy’ remake to be made, in fact it’s been quite popular. In all there have been ten ‘Mummy’ movies made since the original ‘The Mummy’ in 1932, starring Boris Karloff.