Len Wiseman Drops Out of Universal's Mummy Reboot

Posted 5:24 PM August 1st, 2013 by Binh Ngo
Len Wiseman

Len Wiseman has dropped out of Universal's Mummy reboot, Variety has learned. Scheduling conflict with his Fox TV series Sleepy Hollow is cited as the cause.

The Total Recall director boarded the movie late last year with the plan to shoot the it in the late summer or early fall for a summer 2014 release. There must be a holdup somewhere because for the movie make its summer target, the movie should already be rounding up its cast, but we haven't seen any movement on that front.

Since the Mummy is a lucrative franchise for Universal, the reboot is not dead, just delayed. The search is on for a new director.

Jon Spaihts and Billy Ray were reported to be working on competing scripts for the Mummy reboot, and it looks like they'll be going with Spaihts' version.

Unlike past Mummy movies, the reboot is a modern day take.

"It doesn't have anything to do with the Brendan Fraser films, and it is not a remake of any kind ... It's horror. Its epic. It's more of a modern day version of what would happen if we came across a mummy in our world today," Wiseman said previously.

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