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It is well known that Universal has decided to take it's Classic monsters and give them reboots. The studio is in the process of bringing them back to life on the big screen, with the idea of creating it's own universe to where characters can cross over from different films.
One of the projects in particular that is now on the forefront is a reboot for THE MUMMY. This film has been through a lot of difficulties but it looks as things are moving forward well.
We have just learned the big news that Tom Cruise has officially signed on with the project. He isn’t expected to produce, but he will be playing a major part in development.
Alex Kurtzman is set to direct with Sofia Boutella playing the classic monster. Story details are slim at this time but the film is said to be set in the present day.
Universal’s executive VP of production Jon Mone and VP of development Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for the studio.
With the goal being to release a new Monster film into theaters each year, Universal has pushed back the release date for THE MUMMY to June 9, 2017.