‘Mama’ director in talks for Universals ‘Mummy’ reboot
Andres Muschietti, who directed and co-wrote ‘Mama,’ which was produced by Guillermo del Toro is apparently in talks to direct Universals latest reboot of their popular ‘Mummy’ horror franchise.
According to Deadline. If negotiations are successful Muschietti will take over the directors seat, which was vacated by Len Wiseman.
Unlike ‘The Mummy’ trilogy of films that kicked off in 1999 this new take will go back to the films horror roots, but will have a more contemporary feel.
After some meetings in August, Muschietti started talking to Universal last week.
At the moment talks are still ongoing, but things were slowed somewhat due to the recent shake up of executives at the studio.
However things do look to be very promising where Andres Muschietti is concerned because he has a great track record with Universal. Opening on January 18 this year at the Box Office top spot, ‘Mama’ has grossed over $147.7 million worldwide for Universal. The director is in development on the post-apocalyptic‘Bird Box’ for the studio. The three ‘Mummy’ films have been a big success for Universal, grossing over $1.25 billion worldwide since the first Mummy came out in 1999.
‘Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor’ was released in 2008. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s K/O Paper Products are producing the new Mummy with Sean Daniel. Jon Spaihts wrote the most current draft of the screenplay.
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