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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Universal Readies Epic Scale 'The Mummy' Reboot With 'Prometheus' Writer Jon

Universal to reboot By Ethan Sacks / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The studio has signed "Prometheus" screenwriter Jon Spaihts to reboot its action/comedy series - with more of a focus on the famed movie monster's horror roots, Variety reported. This marks the fourth time that more
New York Daily News ( 4/4/2012 1:16:57 PM -08:00 )

'Mummy' Reboot: Universal Planning 'Dark' Franchise Re-Starter
Spaihts also wrote "Prometheus" (though Damon Lindelof, credited as "Prometheus" co-writer, has been getting the lion's share of pre-release buzz), and he told Variety that the new version of "The Mummy" would be "dark" in nature. more
Huffington Post ( 4/4/2012 12:51:57 PM -08:00 )

Universal Readies Epic Scale 'The Mummy' Reboot With 'Prometheus' Writer Jon
Universal's classic movie monsters have always been an important part of their history, and a profitable part of their stable of trademarks. Normally they don't let too many years go by without making a movie featuring a the wolfman, more
Film School Rejects ( 4/4/2012 4:04:14 PM -08:00 )

"The Mummy" Reboot is Officially in the Works
"The Mummy" Reboot is Officially in the WorksUniversal Pictures is moving forward with a reboot of "The Mummy" franchise and has hired Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, The Darkest Hour) to write the script. Sean Daniel, who produced all three "Mummy" films and "The Scorpion King," will return. more
WorstPreviews.com ( 4/4/2012 4:01:08 PM -08:00 )

'The Mummy' Remake Is Getting A Remake (Yes, Really)
By traviswoods Remember the 1999 reboot of The Mummy, starring Brendan Fraser (assuming that any movie can really “star” Brendan Fraser), which was then made into sequels as well as Scorpion King spin-offs until the already-diluted franchise finally more
ScreenCrave.com ( 4/4/2012 3:41:53 PM -08:00 )

[Movies] Universal Planning to Reboot The Mummy Franchise
Variety reports that Universal Pictures is planning to reboot The Mummy franchise, and they have brought Jon Spaihts ľ the screenwriter of the upcoming Prometheus - onboard. Spaihts says, "I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with Prometheus. more
411mania.com ( 4/4/2012 2:34:33 PM -08:00 )

Prometheus Writer to Reboot the Mummy Franchise
Universal's popular Egyptian-themed adventure stories are getting a dark, scary and epic reimagining courtesy of Jon Spaihts. By William Bibbiani Universal's family-friendly reboot of old Mummy franchise was doing pretty well, it seemed, more
Crave Online ( 4/4/2012 2:33:38 PM -08:00 )

Universal Looking to Reboot The Mummy with Prometheus Writer on Board
Universal Looking to Reboot The Mummy with Prometheus Writer on BoardBy Uncle Creepy Universal Studios last reboot of the Mummy franchise was a mixed bag of tricks. Though all three entries we're pretty much brainless fun, the third one crossed the line into the land of the sickeningly silly. So why not start over, more
Dread Central ( 4/4/2012 2:27:30 PM -08:00 )

Another Reboot Confirmed, This Time It's 'The Mummy'!
Reboots seem to be all the rage at the moment and, following a recently released trailer for the reboot of Total Recall, today's news comes in the form of The Mummy getting set for reinvention, and an exciting return to its original genre path. more
Filmoria ( 4/4/2012 2:16:58 PM -08:00 )

Universal Re-Remaking 'The Mummy'
When audiences think of The Mummy, they either think of a black and white Boris Karloff in crumbly makeup or Arnold Vosloo unhinging his CGI jaw. The point is, audiences think of something, meaning that The Mummy remains a viable franchise for more
I Am Rogue.com ( 4/4/2012 2:09:35 PM -08:00 )

Universal to re-reboot The Mummy
Universal to re-reboot The Mummyby Sean O'Neal April 4, 2012 Like many a movie studio adventurer in an age when “adventuring” is not a risk-averse strategy, Universal has been creeping through the tombs of its library, digging out reboots for musty old properties like Frankenstein more
A.V. Club ( 4/4/2012 2:04:19 PM -08:00 )

Universal Eyeing Another "Mummy" Reboot From The Writer Of "Prometheus"
By Jason Serafino | Apr 4, 2012 | 5:43 pm | Permalink Universal Pictures is looking to reboot the The Mummy franchise yet again with Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts handling the script duties, according to Variety. In a statement, Spaihts said, more
Complex.com (blog) ( 4/4/2012 1:52:33 PM -08:00 )

Classic Monsters Live on at Universal, The Mummy Gets Reborn
by Ryan Turek Universal Pictures is planning a reboot of its succesful The Mummy franchise. Variety reports that the studio has set Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts on the project. "I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with Prometheus," Spaihts more
ShockTillYouDrop.com ( 4/4/2012 1:21:21 PM -08:00 )

Universal Rebooting THE MUMMY Using a Script from PROMETHEUS Writer John Spaihts
By Mike Lee • April 4, 2012 • 3 Comments Universal had a pretty successful franchise with The Mummy, and now the studio is looking to reboot the series once more. Brendan Fraser starred in the action/adventure flick that spawned two more movies, more
Fused Film ( 4/4/2012 1:13:31 PM -08:00 )

Universal Remaking 'The Mummy' With One Of The Writers Of 'Prometheus'
Universal Remaking Universal Pictures is officially rebooting one of their most treasured franchises, The Mummy. Of course, the lineage of pics that Stephen Sommers kicked off in 1999 was itself just the latest reboot of the material (even though that was long before the more
Bloody Disgusting ( 4/4/2012 1:13:07 PM -08:00 )

'Prometheus' Writer and Universal Dig 'The Mummy' Out of the Tomb
by Ethan Anderton While it remains to be seen whether or not Ridley Scott is being honest about there only being a small link between Prometheus and Alien rather than the summer blockbuster being a secret prequel to his sci-fi classic, the writer of more
First Showing ( 4/4/2012 1:00:51 PM -08:00 )

Universal Unwrapping 'The Mummy' Franchise
Universal has decided to unwrap its billion-grossing Mummy franchise. Prometheus co-writer John Spaihts has been hired to write the screenplay for a feature reboot, and Sean Daniel, who produced the franchise's first three pictures, will return to more
Hollywood Reporter ( 4/4/2012 1:00:38 PM -08:00 )

Prometheus Writer Set To Reboot The Mummy
Prometheus Writer Set To Reboot The MummyThe latest reboot project to drip off the production line is a bizarre one – Universal are planning a reboot of The Mummy, just 13 years after starting a whole new action franchise based around the classic monster tale. Prometheus writer Jon Spaights more
ScreenGeek ( 4/4/2012 12:43:32 PM -08:00 )

Now it's “THE MUMMY” being rebooted
A lot of horror fans weren't thrilled with the lighthearted adventure approach taken by Universal's trilogy of MUMMY movies released between 1999-2008, but perhaps the studio can get us wrapped up in the idea again with the new “dark, scary” take on more
FANGORIA ( 4/4/2012 12:30:30 PM -08:00 )

Prometheus Scripter To Reboot The Mummy
Prometheus Scripter To Reboot The MummyUniversal Pictures has hired Prometheus scripter Jon Spaihts to write a new version of its classic horror franchise The Mummy that sounds about a million miles away from the Stephen Sommers Mummy romps. “I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with more
SFX ( 4/4/2012 12:30:08 PM -08:00 )