Oh yeah, you thought they had forgot, didn’t you? But no, Len Wiseman is still working towards making the remake of The Mummy his next film, and while out promoting the DVD release of Total Recall, Wiseman had some words about his next project, courtesy of Movie Web:
“There was skepticism. The difference between the two, if The Mummy is to be the next movie for me, is that The Mummy is a completely different film,” he says when asked whether or not his views on remakes has changed since Total Recall. “It is a modern day take. It doesn’t have anything to do with the Brendan Fraser films, and it is not a remake of any kind. The Mummy is one of Universal’s long standing, iconic characters, well before the Brendan Fraser movies… This is such a different thing. What was attractive to me…There is still a script to be written, and all of that….But the pitch was to go with a much different tone. It was a Mummy like I’d never heard of before. It’s nothing like what you would expect, at all, oddly. I was picturing Egypt, and the sand swept settings. The mummy wrappings. When I heard what they were wanting to actually do with it, it was shocking.”
“Shocking?” The film is being scripted by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, authors of Transformers and Star Trek, and Universal is aiming for a 2014 release date. Frankly, I think the only shocking thing for me will be living to see the day that Len Wiseman pursues an original idea, and before you say Underworld let me add, “Worlds of Darkness.”
So what do you think, Bastards? Interested in seeing Wiseman/Orci/Kurtzman’s new take on The Mummy?
Source: Comic Book Movie