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Universal Conjures Another Mummy Script
Billy Ray is also writing a reboot

15 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Vulture

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The twists and turns are already coming for Universal’s planned reboot of the Mummy franchise. We’ve already got Prometheus co-writer Jon Spaihts hired to write a version of the script, but now, according to Vulture, the studio has Shattered Glass/Hunger Games scribe Billy Ray also working away on a parallel modern-day version of the story to consider alongside Spaihts' screenplay.

Assuming this turns out to be true and not entombed in a rumour casket, the latest word comes on top of Len Wiseman directing and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci producing alongside Sean Daniel.

The plan, apparently, is to ensure there is a workable draft ready to go for a shoot later this year so the film could plug into a summer 2014 release slot. You’d have to feel for Spaihts, who saw Prometheus re-written by Damon Lindelof and now potentially facing someone else writing the Mummy gig instead of him. But still, while the competing scripts idea isn’t often used, everyone knows big film screenplays usually go through several writers.

Ray, who has written films such as Flightplan, State Of Play and the first Hunger Games outing, also has form as a director with Shattered Glass and Breach. He’s been working as a writer and script doctor more often these days, most recently crafting Captain Phillips for Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks.


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Under wraps
Why don't they have a look at Anne Rice's mummy book, it's a good fit with the whole mummy thingy however is a nice twist to the horror story and the good amount of action. More

Posted by ODForrest at 14:00 on 15 February 2013 | Report This Post

It Should Be Set In the 20s/30s
Whilst Frankenstein and Dracula were period movies and the Mummy was set in contemporary times, it has become 30s period movie, which gives it it's charm. It thrives on the early 20th century's fascination with Egyptian tomb raiding and the fears therein. Whilst Sherlock has shown that ditching a period setting previously thought essential to the character is possible, I somehow doubt this movie will have the same pedigree as that show. Play to it's strengths, make it a period horror. More

Posted by Ciaran McNulty at 13:34 on 15 February 2013 | Report This Post


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