It’s no secret that Universal Pictures is currently working to build their very own Monsters franchise – a series of linked movies based on the monsters of classic horror. And now a new report reveals our first look at The Mummy.
The folks at Universal are busy readying their latest franchise… and with Dracula Untold as their first instalment, it looks as though we can expect plenty of classic horror creatures back on the big screen. Of course, The Mummy was the first film announced in the new franchise but what can we expect?
It looks as though we may have some idea…
According to Superhero Movie News, a copy of Jon Spaihts’ script has found its way into their hands… and they’ve decided to reveal some details about the upcoming movie.
“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,” they explain. “To him and his team’s surprise the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more than some grave robbers who have all magically died.”
Obviously, this is a much more relevant setting for The Mummy. Something which brings the movie up to date, even more so than the Brendan Frasier rehash.
“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.”
So far so scary… but how does this all pan out for poor Tyler?
“Tyler is the only one to make it all the way deep within the tomb alive to find an 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.”
It certainly sounds like a promising start for The Mummy. And with a far more psychological angle, it certainly doesn’t run the risk of becoming a reboot that doesn’t need to happen.
But will it be any good? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.
What do you think of The Mummy reboot? Will it be anywhere near as good as the original? Let us know what you think in the comments below…