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    Not sure we need a reboot/reimagining of either of them (I thought the Mummy movies were pretty good; didn't see Van Helsing) but I like the writers.

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    Poor Stephen Sommers...kicked from the "G.I. Joe" sequel and now they're "re-imagining" two of his most famous movies. As for Orci and Kurtzman, I'm happy for them. Clearly, "Transformers" opened a lot of doors and I'm glad to see them working on other big-budget projects.

    Still, Sommers's "Mummy" was, in my view, a damn good action movie (with a great Indiana Jones-style atmosphere and humor) and it's gonna be tough to top it.
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    The Mummy 1 and 2 was one of my favorite. I would like to see this new take of the franchise.
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    Hmm strange, a few weeks ago it was announced that the Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts will write the Mummy reboot. Obviously something went wrong. Nevertheless the first Mummy was absolutely brilliant and I can't wait to see what Orci and Kurtzman would do. They are pretty good writers.
    About Van Helsing - Tom Cruise is starring and producing. This doesn't sound good.

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    Hmm strange, a few weeks ago it was announced that the Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts will write the Mummy reboot. Obviously something went wrong.
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    Kurtzman and Orciís K/O Paper Products will develop and produce a modern reimagining of Universal library titles including The Mummy, alongside producer Sean Daniel and writer Jon Spaihts.


    On Sommers: Love Mummy 1&2. Van Helsing (2004)? Eh, I got over my expectations of it (at the time) and enjoy it these days for what it is. GI Joe, not so much.


    On Bob and Alex's stuff: Technically they're going to be re-imagining of re-imaginings aren't they? Just an observation and not a knock, I like the Universal monsters, looking forward to seeing where they go with it.

    As long as they don't go all Scorpion King 3 on us....

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    Screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan to Create Crossover Universe for UNIVERSAL MONSTERS Starting with THE MUMMY

    Universal Taps Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan To Relaunch Classic Movie Monster Franchises
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    In recent years Universal Pictures has become defined by its The Fast And The Furious, Despicable Me, Bourne and Jurassic Park franchises. But the studioís most enduring legacy is its library of classic movie monsters that include Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature Of The Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, and The Mummy. Universal is now dedicating renewed resources and an unprecedented, far-reaching commitment to revitalize its monster heritage.

    The studio is in early stages of developing a substantial new production endeavor that will expand and unify a network of classic characters and stories. The architects of that narrative will be Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. Kurtzman recently broke with partner Roberto Orci, but his big-scale projects have included Transformers, Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man. Morgan is the writer behind five installments of The Fast And The Furious, which has been Universalís most reliably lucrative franchise. Itís not set in stone yet if either will write, but they will soon be going around town enlisting talent to bring new cinematic life to these enduring characters from lore, literature and Universalís own library. While Universal has selectively tapped its Movie Monster library for The Mummy, Van Helsing, The Wolfman, and the upcoming Dracula Untold, this will be the first time that the studio has formalized an approach to these classic characters in a cohesive, connected way rather than as a series of stand-alone projects by disparate filmmaking teams.

    Theyíve begun the meetings to put together an interconnected slate of Monster films, and the first will be a reboot of The Mummy, which will be released April 22, 2016. Part of their duty will be to work closely with production, marketing, promotions and consumer product to support the revival. They will also reevaluate projects which have preexisting attachments, and bring it under one cohesive strategy.

    While some of those monster pictures havenít panned out, this seems like a smart move. If Marvel Studios and Disney can build a billion-dollar business relying on the Marvel Comics superhero character library, why shouldnít Universal redouble its efforts to dust off and modernize the classic movie monsters that inspired many of the movie monsters we see today?

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