THE MUMMY reboot has had it's share of problems. Len Wiseman was originally lined up to steer the ship as director but he parted ways with the project due to scheduling conflicts. Then Andy Muschietti (director of MAMA) stepped up to the plate to take it to another level. Then Muschietti stepped out of the director's chair and creative differences are to blame with reports that he “wanted to deliver a darker take rather than the four-quadrant, more family-friendly action-adventure blockbuster that Universal now has in mind.”
Looking past the director aspect, Universal has big plans for some of it's most famous classic monsters in the future. Leading the charge is the most recent DRACULA UNTOLD and of course the upcoming reboot of THE MUMMY.
Some major plot details have been revealed for THE MUMMY thanks to the site Superhero Movie News. They somehow were able to get a hold of a proposed script for the reboot and it seems like Universal is steering away from the classic tale and are putting a modern spin on things.
Here is how the opening scene is described:
"The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and his teams surprise the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more then some grave robbers who have all magically died. Upon entering the bunker Tyler and his team also succumb to some mystical forces out of their control. They soon realize the bunker they have infiltrated is actually a centuries old tomb. Mayhem erupts as all the Navy seal members start turning on one another and are captivated by the forces within the tomb. Tyler is the only one to make it all the way deep within the tomb alive to find an Black Iron Sarcophagus. It’s marked with Egyptian symbols like the Ankh and Eye of Horus. Here Tyler is entranced by the forces to open up and release what is inside. But after placing his hand onto the sarcophagus he is immediately stabbed in the palm with a star shaped symbol. From then on his mind is cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria…..The Mummy."
It is worth mentioning that Tyler is not the Mummy but someone who has a mental connection with him and most likely is the star role of the film. Other characters mentioned are billionaire Lorenzon Montanari, archaeologist Jenny Halsey, and leader of the Temple Brothers Malik.
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