Universal plans backup script for The Mummy Reboot

Universal are pushing ahead with their troubled plans for a reboot of The Mummy franchise in efforts to meet an unlikely deadline of having a finished film ready for their long planned 2014 release date. Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts started work on the script last year, but the studio has now reportedly hired Hunger Games [...]

Len Wiseman Directing Mummy Reboot

Underworld director Len Wiseman will reportedly direct the reboot of The Mummy franchise for Universal.  Wiseman was most recently responsible for remaking the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger action effort Total Recall, replacing Paul Verhoeven’s blood soaked mayhem with sanitized CGI and Colin Farrell. Wiseman will continue to base his Mummy reboot on a long developed script [...]

Tom Cruise Van Helsing Reboot News

Universal have turned to Star Trek screenwriting team Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to script their reboot of Van Helsing, with Tom Cruise stepping into Hugh Jackman’s shoes as the iconic monster hunter. Universal are hoping to erase memories of the disappointing 2004 blockbuster flop, helmed by Steven Sommers, which saw Jackman’s Van Helsing do [...]

The Mummy and Van Helsing Reboot News

Writing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have signed a two year first look production deal with Universal pictures that will include working on the big screen reboots of both The Mummy and Van Helsing Franchises. They’re in high demand in Hollywood lately, having recently made another deal with Sony to write and executive produce the [...]