You got to be joking, The Mummy is being rebooted!?

Movie News | By on Sep 24th, 2012

Well, it’s official folks. Hollywood has finally run out of original ideas. Universal plans on rebooting The Mummy franchise, and making it scarier or something. Len Wiseman (director of another reboot Total Recall) is set to direct and I’m sure Kate Beckingsale will be cast in some fashion. I wish Hollywood would stop getting lazy with these reboots, remakes, and other unoriginal ways to sucker people into the movie theaters.

There are so many more monster movies that people can be making. Dracula, Swamp monster, Frankenstein’s monster, fuck even Trolls! ANYTHING DIFFERENT! The Mummy was made in 1999, is that considered an old classic film now? I know that the Mummy was a remake from the 30s but when this new movie is called The Mummy too…then I have a problem with it. Is Rick O’Connell going to be in it? I can see remaking movies from the 20s-50s but ones that are still in recent memory SHOULD NOT BE MADE. It’s not surprising since other studios have rebooted and remade Total Recall, Conan the Barbarian, Spiderman, Evil Dead, Red Dawn, and Judge Dredd. Not to mention the new movies being filmed now like Robocop. This shit is never ending and it needs to stop. I’m sure there’s new material to work from, new writers to work with. Hell, I’m not even a writer and I can come up with 100 original ideas in 10 minutes. So basically, Hollywood is outsourcing unoriginal ideas.

Universal Pictures is setting Len Wiseman to direct The Mummy, the reboot of a franchise whose most recent incarnation grossed $1.25 billion over three films. Jon Spaihts is writing the script and the studio is eyeing a potential summer 2014 release, so things are moving quickly, with Universal eager to ramp back up one of its most venerable franchises.

Universal Pictures is setting Len Wiseman to direct The Mummy, the reboot of a franchise whose most recent incarnation grossed $1.25 billion over three films. Jon Spaihts is writing the script and the studio is eyeing a potential summer 2014 release, so things are moving quickly, with Universal eager to ramp back up one of its most venerable franchises.
[Deadline]

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