Tom Cruise is in talks to join a reboot of “The Mummy”, set for release in 2017, helping to launch Universal’s new era of monster films.
Last summer, Universal Pictures commissioned Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan to develop a universe out of the studio’s library of classic monster movies. The Mummy is the first of many films that will renew Universal’s legacy of monsters, according to Variety. Brendan Fraser starred in the 1999 version of the action original action/adventure film, as well as its two sequels, “The Mummy Returns” and “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”.
“The Mummy “offers a modern take on the legend that has endured since the dawn of man. Alex Kurtzman is set to direct the film from a script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). “The Mummy” reboot is set for release on March 24, 2017 with another Untitled Universal Monster Movie set to follow it on March 30, 2018.
From there, the characters are expected to appear in other movies in the franchise that will include characters like “The Wolfman”, “Frankenstein”, “Bride of Frankenstein” and “Creature from the Black Lagoon”. Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley has said that “The characters will interact with each other across movies.”
- Devashree Goenka