Potential New Slant To “Mummy” Remake
Slated for a March 24, 2017 release, the much talked about Mummy remake could bring a brand new twist to the franchise.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the new Mummy could be female. According to the entertainment publication, the final decision depends upon whether the right actor or actress can be picked for the role. Alex Kurtzman is in the director’s chair, while Jon Spaihts takes on scriptwriting duties.
Apparently there are two story options. One features a female, while the other concerns a male. Casting choices could direct which option is eventually picked.
The title character would apparently have a brand new back-story.
Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, and Arnold Vosloo each played the Mummy in Universal’s 1932 version, Hammer’s 1959 title and Universal’s 1999 re-boot respectively.
Universal is hoping to revive its series of classic horror tiles, Dracula, Frankenstein, vampire hunter Van Helsing and the Invisible Man, among others.