I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with PROMETHEUS: to go back to a franchise’s roots in dark, scary source material, and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven’t seen before
‘The Darkest Hour’ and the upcoming ‘Prometheus’ are his only produced credits to date.
While I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Mummy, I did thoroughly enjoy The Mummy Returns. Let’s just forget about The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and The Scorpion King spin offs, shall we? God, those were horrible . . .*shudders*.
What do you think? Is this a good idea? While I think they could certainly do better with the franchise, I would really like them to continue the action/adventure style. I could also go with them going straight horror, but we have enough horror films nowadays, and not enough good action/adventure.
- PROMETHEUS Co-Writer Jon Spaihts to Reboot THE MUMMY Franchise (collider.com)
- The Mummy (1999) [retro review] (mutantreviewers.wordpress.com)
- Universal Looking to Reboot The Mummy with Prometheus Writer on Board (dreadcentral.com)