A return to the horror roots of this classic movie franchise!
In an unprecedented turn of events, Universal Pictures have today announced the production of a brand new movie in The Mummy franchise that will completely reboot the series from scratch. Previously, we've had three feature films in cinemas- The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008)- each of which starred Brendan Fraser and they were recieved relatively well with the press. Yet these films took on a vastly different format to the original classic 1932 horror flick, turning themselves into popcorn action blockbuster adventures, so Universal has clearly seen room to reboot and restyle the series in a whole new light. Enter Jon Spaiths, the screenplay author on this year's biggest sci-fi movie Prometheus, and the man now tasked with this momentous writing task of resurrecting the dead in more ways than one. Here are his own thoughts on Universal's appointment of him for the job: "I see it sort of as the opportunity I had with Prometheus- to go back to a franchise's roots in its dark, scary source material and simulatenously open it up on an epic scale we haven't seen before." No news yet on when The Mummy will be on its way to cinemas, but if things get going at a good rate then you can probably expect a 2014 release.