Universal’s ‘The Mummy’ Reboot May Have Found Its Director In ‘Mama’ Helmer!
Director Andres Muschietti (Mama) is circling a deal to direct the reboot of Universal’s The Mummy which Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing with Sean Daniel. The spot was left vacant when Len Wiseman exited the picture this past July which then led Universal to quickly search for a new director. You can read more information about the news down below.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Andres Muschietti, who directed Universal’s surprise hit horror movie Mama, is circling a deal to come aboard the studio’s reboot of its Mummy franchise.
Although the original Mummy (1932) was set in the 1920s, as were the Brendan Fraser adventure movies, the new script, by Jon Spaihts, sets the tale in the modern age.
While plot details are being kept locked in a sarcophagus, the studio is describing the new movie as an “action-adventure tentpole with horror elements” with new characters.
Muschietti made his feature and English-language debut with Mama, which starred Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The Spanish director is a protege of Guillermo del Toro, who produced the movie with Barbara Muschietti and Miles Dale that expanded a story Muschietti first made as a short.
Mama proved to be a surprise hit when it was released in January, scaring up $146 million worldwide ($71.6 million domestically) on a budget of $15 million.