Reboot alert! This reboot involves mummies!

According to Variety and ComingSoon, Universal Pictures is planning on rebooting the “Mummy” franchise. The original, starring Brendan Fraser, was more of an action-adventure, “Indiana Jones” type film with humor and scares. Very PG-13 in every sense of the word. In short, it was an adventure film you could easily watch with your family. The original “Mummy” movies, which were a lot more macabre, were released during the heyday of Hollywood; the first film was released in 1932, with Boris Karloff as the mummy Imhotep.

This reboot is going to be mighty different–“Prometheus” screenwriter Jon Spaihts has been signed on to write the film and he plans on taking the reboot back to its dark roots.

“I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with ‘Prometheus,'” said Spaithts to Variety. “To go back to a franchise’s roots in dark, scary source material, and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven’t seen before.”

Yes, it’s a reboot (enter anti-reboot arguments here), but it could be good. And it’s already got a plus, since the script will be written by Spaihts.

What do you think about this news? Sound off in the comments section below.

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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