Published On: Thu, Oct 30th, 2014

‘The Mummy’ details emerge for 2016 reboot

Universal is set to “reboot” their classic monsters and The Mummy will be among the first. While this early report will likely not be relevant to the final product, fans can get excited that this is actually happening.

Jon Spaihts, the screenwriter behind Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, as well as Marvel’s upcoming Doctor Strange, wrote the script for The Mummy, and SuperHero Movie News published this early version of it.

Recently, they divulged the contents of The Mummy reboot’s opening scene, saying that they’re trying to be as spoiler-free as possible.

“The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and his teams surprise the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more than some grave robbers who have all magically died. Upon entering the bunker Tyler and his team also succumb to some mystical forces out of their control. They soon realize the bunker they have infiltrated is actually a centuries old tomb. Mayhem erupts as all the Navy seal members start turning on one another and are captivated by the forces within the tomb. Tyler is the only one to make it all the way deep within the tomb alive to find a Black Iron Sarcophagus. It’s marked with Egyptian symbols like the Ankh and Eye of Horus. Here Tyler is entranced by the forces to open up and release what is inside. But after placing his hand onto the sarcophagus he is immediately stabbed in the palm with a star-shaped symbol. From then on his mind is cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria…..The Mummy.”

The-Mummy-1932-Boris-KarloffAshurbanipal was the last “strong” King of neo-Assyrian Empire (668 BC – c. 627 BC) and is identified as Asenappar  in the Bible (Ezra 4:10). Roman historian Justinus identified him as Sardanapalus

According to Aint It Cool News, Universal’s very recent release of Dracula Untold was set up to either act as a standalone Dracula movie, or be a “springboard” to bring the Dracula franchise into Universal’s new monster universe.

The film has enjoyed a much stronger response globally, earning over $117 million (at the time of this writing) and just over $49 million in the U.S. That probably means that it may not be the version of Dracula that is linked up with The Mummy. (Source: Box Office Mojo)

The film will be directed by Alex Kurtzman, who is also slated to direct Sony’s Spider-man spin-off Venom.

The Mummy is set to open in theaters on June 24, 2016.


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