The Mummy reboot will be 'shockingly different'

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Loosely adapted from the classic 1932 horror film starring Boris Karloff, The Mummy is set in Egypt, where over 3,000 years ago the high priest Imhotep (played by Arnold Vosloo) was given the all-important assignment of preparing the recently dead for their journey into the afterlife. However, Imhotep made one terrible mistake - he became smitten with Anck-Su-Namun, the mistress of the Pharaoh himself. Driven mad by jealousy and love, Imhotep murdered the Pharaoh, and his punishment was to be buried alive and suffer the torment of an eternal life in his wretched tomb. In 1925, a band of adventurers seeking fame and fortune - led by Rick O'Connel (Brendan Fraser), an American expatriate who has joined the foreign legion, and Evelyn Carnarvon (Rachel Weisz), an amateur archeologist - find a previously unknown burial site in Egypt. The team starts to dig, hoping to find lost riches, but instead they disturb the tomb of Imhotep, and soon the cursed priest rises from his grave to wreck vengeance on humanity.
December 27th, 2012

Len Wiseman claims his 'The Mummy' reboot will be ''shockingly different''.

The 'Total Recall' filmmaker plans to completely reinvent the popular adventure trilogy, which starred Brendan Fraser as a heroic archaeologist on a mission to stop a resurrected ancient Egyptian priest.

He told Digital Spy: ''I'm involved right now and the script is in the process of being written so I'm excited to see what it turns into... it is set in the modern day [and] it's an entirely different kind of 'Mummy'.

''It doesn't tie in in any way to the Brendan Fraser movies - it's not a remake at all.''

The director - who is married to Kate Beckinsale - is adamant he won't simply be resurrecting the horror franchise and says he was immediately won over by the ''shocking'' new modern day concept presented to him by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, the duo behind J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' reboot.

Len explained: ''The pitch that Alex Kurtzman and Bob presented to me was shockingly different. It wasn't something that I would immediately be interested in, but their pitch - it was shocking how new and interesting it was.''

The director isn't putting any time limits on the film, however, and hinted it may be a few years before production kicks off.

He said: ''I don't necessarily know if it's next or when the script will be ready, but it's something I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how it develops.''