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Published On: Thu, Aug 1st, 2013

‘Underworld’ director Len Wiseman leaves Universal’s reboot of ‘The Mummy’

Len Wiseman has exited Universal’s reboot of The Mummy, which is still moving full-speed ahead noting scheduling issues have forced Wiseman to leave the project.

Producers Sean Daniels, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will begin searching for a new director immediately.

The-Mummy-1932-Boris-KarloffJon Spaihts wrote the script, which aims to reinvent the Mummy series, which grossed $1.25 billion over the course of three films.

Wiseman previously indicated that Kurtzman and Orci were envisioning a darker, scarier take on the Mummy mythology that would still appeal to all audiences. Though The Mummy character is a monster, the reboot is expected to provide him with a human personality.

Kurtzman has previously said that the film draws inspiration from the books of Michael Crichton, who grounded the fantasy tales in modern-day science.

Wiseman last directed Sony’s Total Recall remake which was a huge bust at the US box office, earning only $58 million on a film with a $125 million budget. He is currently filming the pilot and serving as the executive producer on the Sleepy Hollow TV series.

 

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