'Prometheus' Writer Tapped to Reboot 'The Mummy'

If you can accept the concept of rebooting the Spider-Man franchise, then supposedly rebooting The Mummy should be pretty easy to stomach.

Universal has tapped Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts with the task of rebooting Stephen Sommers' 1999 action adventure film The Mummy. The original film starred Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz and grossed $415 million worldwide, along with launching a series of sequels and off-shoot Scorpion King movies. The franchise has grossed $1.25 billion at the box office, with an additional $165 million coming from The Scorpion King.

Speaking with Variety, Spaihts says, "I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with Prometheus: to go back to a franchise's roots in the dark, scary source material and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven't seen before."

No word on when this reboot will hit theaters, but are you ready for more Mummy?

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