Len Wiseman To Helm “Mummy” Reboot

Len Wiseman (“Underworld,” the “Total Recall” remake) is in talks to helm the reboot of “The Mummy” at Universal Pictures says Heat Vision.

Stephen Sommers helmed the fairly well liked and highly successful first film in 1999 which starred Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. The two sequels in 2002 and 2008 however were not as well regarded.

This would mark the second reboot of the property as the previous series was itself a new take on the classic Universal Monsters movies from the 30’s and 40’s.

This one is expected to go in a different direction, for starters Jon Spaihts’ script apparently moves the action from the 1920’s to contemporary times.

Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Sean Daniels and Jim Jacks are producing.