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Len Wiseman's New MUMMY Film Will Be Set in Modern Day

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Total Recall director Len Wiseman is currently prepping up to shot his next film, a very different reimagining of Universal Pictures' classic monster film, The Mummy. I wasn't a big fan of the previous Mummy movie reimaginings, but it sounds like Wiseman will be able to bring something cool and special to it. In a recent interview with MovieWeb he offers up some interesting cool new details on what he's planning for the film, and it includes a modern day setting,

There was skepticism. The difference between the two, if The Mummy is to be the next movie for me, is that The Mummy is a completely different film. It is a modern day take. It doesn't have anything to do with the Brendan Fraser films, and it is not a remake of any kind. The Mummy is one of Universal's long standing, iconic characters, well before the Brendan Fraser movies... This is such a different thing. What was attractive to me...There is still a script to be written, and all of that....But the pitch was to go with a much different tone. It was a Mummy like I'd never heard of before. It's nothing like what you would expect, at all, oddly. I was picturing Egypt, and the sand swept settings. The mummy wrappings. When I heard what they were wanting to actually do with it, it was shocking.

He goes on to talk about the tone of the film saying,

It's horror. It's epic. It's more of a modern day version of what would happen if we came across a mummy in our world today. It is pretty fascinating. 

It sounds like he's got a good handle on things and a solid idea of what he wants do and see. I love that it's going to be something we've never seen done before with The Mummy, and that the concept behind it is shocking. Wiseman has definitely sparked my interest in this project, and I can't wait to see how it turns out! 

The film is being written by screenwriter Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) and Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Star Trek) are producing. We can expect the film to hit theaters somtime in 2014. 

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