Mama director Andy Muschietti is in talks to direct The Mummy reboot being developed at Universal Pictures by producers Sean Daniel, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci.
If he ends up getting the gig, he will replace Len Wiseman, who dropped out of the project. The script for the film was written by Jon Spaihts, and it's a top priority for the studio, so they are hoping to get it into production soon.
This has been described as a very different mummy movie. Apparently it's a darker twist on the material and will be a scarier version. Wiseman previously talked about the pitch that Kurtzman and Orci came up with, saying,
One of the things that interested me with this mummy is, he’s still in essence a man. They haven’t turned his brain into a monster brain. He still has a personality and is very cunning and calculating. He’s a true character in any form, and in creature form, even if he is that staggering creature, it becomes more important that he’s a thinking, calculating person.
This has the potential to be a very cool and different movie, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they end up doing with it. Muschietti seems like a decent director, I liked the first half of Mama, but the second half was terrible. It was great visually, though. What do you think about the possibility of him directing The Mummy?