After a successful debut, a sequel and then a prequel (that helped put The Rock on the map as The Scorpion King) Universal’s classic movie monster The Mummy is getting yet another revamp.
Alex Kurtzman is set to direct, and a recent publication describes the upcoming film as being “…set in the present and is not a horror play but rather an action-adventure tentpole with horror elements. It will also feature new characters and not rehash previous incarnations.”
Jeff Kirschenbaum (who is heading up production on the project) completely endorses the Kurtzman pick, touting his level of commitment to the source material as a determining factor in landing him the gig. “Over the course of developing ‘The Mummy,’ Alex has demonstrated such clarity and passion about this character and mythology. He knows why ‘The Mummy’ has fascinated us for so long and how to bring that into an inventive, incredible new adventure. It became obvious that he is the perfect choice to be not only one of the narrative engineers of this new vision but its director as well.” He says.
The first film in the series (yes there will be more than one) is set for a theatrical release in April of 2016.