Not content at making a dog’s dinner out of Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall and arguably pissing all over Die Hard’s chips, director Len Wiseman is gearing up to remake The Mummy.
Movie website Deadline reports that producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Prometheus co-writer Jon Spaihts have chosen Wiseman to direct the remake which will have a summer 2014 release.
‘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.’
He continued: ‘One of the things that interested me with this mummy is, he’s still in essence a man. They haven’t turned his brain into a monster brain. He still has a personality and is very cunning and calculating. He’s a true character in any form, and in creature form, even if he is that staggering creature, it becomes more important that he’s a thinking, calculating person’
Wiseman then went on to explain that this new Mummy works at Walmart, drives a hybrid car, is divorced and is facing eviction before shit starts to get real!