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The UNDERWORLD and TOTAL RECALL (2012) director is unraveling the bandages to reveal a different take on the classic creature.
MovieWeb has spoken to Len Wiseman about his in-development revamp of Universal Monster THE MUMMY, and he claims to have been shocked (shocked!) when confronted with the reboot. "It's horror. It's epic. It's more of a modern day version of what would happen if we came across a mummy in our world today. It is pretty fascinating."
"It is a modern day take," he continues. "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. Its 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..."
THE MUMMY is still a long way off. Are you excited by a more overtly horror tone? Are you scared enough by Len Wiseman?
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