So, let’s get the boring details out of the way. According to Moviepilot, Universal announced last year that they’re rebooting The Mummy for summer of 2014 (first time hearing about this, personally). They got director Len Wiseman (of the forgettable Total Recall reboot fame) and writer Jon Spaiht (Prometheus) attached to the project, but its production hasn’t moved an inch since its announcementyawwwwwwwwnnnn…
Now, here’s where it gets interesting: they just hired Billy Ray (The Hunger Games) to pen a competing script that takes place in the same contemporary society in order to deliver a filmable script on time. The two shall put forth all their effort in order to earn the highly coveted writing credit for The Mummy reboot. I’m hoping this takes place in a chamber in an undisclosed location (an Egyptian pyramid), where the spiked walls close in as they get closer to their deadline.
“But what happens in case of a tie?” you may ask. Then it will be settled with a horseback knife fight.
Just kidding, unfortunately. According to a Universal insider, they’ll probably use one of the draft for its structure and the other one for its dialogue and characterizations, meshing them together to create one stellar, cohesive script. Do the math, it’s a no-brainer.
When everything is said and done though, I have but one question to ask.
Will Brendan Fraser be returning?
Written by Daniel Lee