In unsurprising news, "Star Trek" co-scribe Alex Kurtzman is in final negotiations to direct the reboot of "The Mummy" at Universal Pictures.
The writing was on the wall for this one when it was announced the other week that Kurtzman and "Fast and Furious" series scribe Morgan would act as the gatekeepers of a Universal Movie Monster Cinematic Universe that would kick off with the new "The Mummy" on April 22nd 2016.
The new 'Mummy' will essentially set the tone and feel for the rest of the universe, so Kurtzman's involvement is understandable. The new 'Mummy' is said to be more action-adventure oriented and set in the present day. It will also feature new characters.
Len Wiseman and Andy Muschietti were previously linked as potential directors back before Universal decided to launch its Monster Cinematic Universe. Kurtzman's involvement as director was only in question due to his attachment to Sony's "Spider-Man" spin-off film "Venom". With that 'cinematic universe' having somewhat imploded, he's now free to try launching this one.
Source: Heat Vision