Universal are getting into the shared movie universe game with its Dark Universe brand. Because of course it is. In all fairness, the concept of making modern updates to the classic line-up of Universal monsters is an interesting one. Too bad their first and now-aborted attempt – Dracula Untold – was a sign that good things weren’t exactly to come.
Still, they’ve pushed out their next attempt to jump-start a franchise: The Mummy. An actual reboot to the Brendan Fraser/Rachel Weisz movies, yes. It stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, and Russell Crowe. The script is written by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, and Dylan Kussman, and it’s directed by Alex Kurtzman.
Yes, Alex I’ve only directed one movie no-one saw give me a $125 million budget Kurtzman.Read More