For a few months now, Universal has been actively attempting to start their Mummy franchise all over again with a new take on the classic tale. Now they’ve enlisted Len Wiseman to direct the film, according to Deadline.
Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts signed on to provide the screenplay back in April, with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman producing through their K/O Paper Products company , along with Sean Daniel and James Jacks. Here’s what Len Wiseman had to say about the project, suggesting a scarier take on the classic monster, “When I first heard Universal was relaunching this, that is the image that popped into my head, the period tale, the old monster, but when Bob and Alex pitched it, there was a great new take and approach, and a very different mummy as well. It’s a darker twist on the material, a scarier version.”
Len Wiseman previously worked with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman when he directed the pilot episode of their CBS series Hawaii Five-0. The director recently released Total Recall, but had more success with Underworld and Die Hard 4.0.