Universal has been planning a reboot of THE MUMMY franchise, with TOTAL RECALL and UNDERWORLD’s Len Wiseman at the helm. The script is being written by PROMETHEUS’ Jon Spaihts, but apparently one writer isn’t enough. They’ve also hired THE HUNGER GAMES’ Billy Ray to write another draft for it. They’re likely to be fused into one film, which promises excellent cohesion.
“My suspicion is that one of them will be a ‘structure-and-body’ man, and one’s going to be a ‘character-and-dialogue’ man — and that they’ll then just [combine] them together into one script, crediting both writers.“
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing the film, which is set in present day, and aiming for a 2014 release.