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Old 12-16-12, 04:30 AM   #26
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Re: Universal rebooting "The Mummy"

No Brendan Fraser means I'll gladly welcome this reboot.

The first movie is forgettable, the second terrible, and the third abysmal.

I never even bothered with the Scorpion King movies. Who cares?

Bring it on.
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Old 12-16-12, 05:53 PM   #27
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No Brendan Fraser means I'll gladly welcome this reboot.

The first movie is forgettable, the second terrible, and the third abysmal.

I never even bothered with the Scorpion King movies. Who cares?

Bring it on.
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Old 12-17-12, 08:06 AM   #28
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I love Rachel Weisz, please recast her again.
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Old 12-17-12, 08:25 AM   #29
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No Brendan Fraser means I'll gladly welcome this reboot.

The first movie is forgettable, the second terrible, and the third abysmal.

I never even bothered with the Scorpion King movies. Who cares?

Bring it on.
The first movie was pretty good, fun and entertaining. The 2nd and 3rd I agree with you on.
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Old 12-17-12, 11:55 AM   #30
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Old 12-18-12, 02:55 PM   #31
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The scary thing about the slow mummy is he's relentless. It doesn't matter that you can walk faster than him. He is after you and is never going to stop until he gets you. There is nowhere to run he won't find you.
Yeah? Let's see how quickly he shuffles past the TSA screeners at the airport while I'm boarding my international flight.

That's one hell of a long walk from Egypt to the American Midwest
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Old 12-18-12, 03:40 PM   #32
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No Brendan Fraser means I'll gladly welcome this reboot.

The first movie is forgettable, the second terrible, and the third abysmal.

I never even bothered with the Scorpion King movies. Who cares?

Bring it on.
I liked all three, but I did think Scorpion King was utter shit.
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Old 12-18-12, 05:06 PM   #33
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Re: Universal rebooting "The Mummy"

^ What's wrong with him? He looks like he's faking it all the way.
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Old 12-18-12, 05:30 PM   #35
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Old 06-21-13, 10:55 AM   #36
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Universal has hired The Hunger Games' writer Billy Ray to write a different script.

http://www.movieweb.com/news/the-mum...iter-billy-ray
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Old 06-21-13, 12:46 PM   #37
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Maybe they can put a Scooby-doo style scene where the mummy is walking and someone grabs a loose bandage. They run and the mummy spins round and round while being unbandaged.
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Old 06-21-13, 04:52 PM   #38
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I just know I want Pyramids falling on people and necks being broken or NO SALE...
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Old 06-21-13, 08:11 PM   #39
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Old 06-21-13, 10:51 PM   #40
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Maybe they can put a Scooby-doo style scene where the mummy is walking and someone grabs a loose bandage. They run and the mummy spins round and round while being unbandaged.
He woulda got away with it too, if it wasn't for those meddling O'Connel's!
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Old 07-31-13, 08:07 PM   #41
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Len Wiseman has exited Universal's reboot of "The Mummy," which is still moving full-speed ahead.

Scheduling issues have forced Wiseman to leave the project.

Producers Sean Daniels, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will begin searching for a new director immediately.

Jon Spaihts wrote the script, which aims to reinvent the "Mummy" series, which grossed $1.25 billion over the course of three films.

Wiseman previously indicated that Kurtzman and Orci were envisioning a darker, scarier take on the "Mummy" mythology that would still appeal to all audiences. Though The Mummy character is a monster, the reboot is expected to provide him with a human personality.

Kurtzman has previously said that the film draws inspiration from the books of Michael Crichton, who grounded fantastical tales in modern-day science.

Wiseman's last film was Sony's poorly-received remake of "Total Recall," which grossed only $58 million in the U.S. on a reported production budget of $125 million.
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Old 07-31-13, 09:41 PM   #42
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I would like to see a scarier Mummy movie. Cautiously optimistic.
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Wiseman off. Interest returning.
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Old 07-31-13, 10:15 PM   #44
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Glad Wiseman is out; hope they find some one with a little more style.
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Old 12-03-13, 12:10 PM   #45
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Re: Universal rebooting "The Mummy"

Release date is set. April 22, 2016. Andres Muschietti is now in the director's chair.
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Old 12-03-13, 01:41 PM   #46
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I had to look up this Andres Muschietti guy cause I'd never heard of him before. He hasn't directed much and the only thing of his that I've seen is Mama which I found atmospheric but flawed. In any event, I'll take him over Wiseman any day.

As long as this new Mummy flick is more horror and less Indiana Jones I'll be happy.
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Old 12-03-13, 03:16 PM   #47
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Christopher Lee in The Mummy (1959) is the only really threatening mummy I've seen, and I've seen quite a bit. It's like watching The Terminator made 25 years earlier. He walks quickly and in a straight line toward his victim with the intention of killing and nothing else, and he's indestructible. He punches a heavy door off its hinges, takes two shotgun blasts to the chest, and gets impaled on a harpoon without slowing down. The only thing missing is Peter Cushing giving Michael Biehn's Terminator speech: "It absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead."

There was another mummy movie called Tale of the Mummy (1998) that did something interesting: the mummy basically had telekinetic control over his wrappings and bandages, so the attack scenes usually involved these ratty old bandages coming through floor vents or something and killing people. Not exactly a masterpiece of film, but worth watching just for that one nice bit of creativity.
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Old 12-03-13, 04:51 PM   #48
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Christopher Lee in The Mummy (1959) is the only really threatening mummy I've seen, and I've seen quite a bit.
There is the 1930s' Boris Karloff mummy movie.
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Old 12-03-13, 05:36 PM   #49
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There is the 1930s' Boris Karloff mummy movie.
A good movie, but not very threatening.

Also arguably not even really a mummy movie.
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Old 12-03-13, 07:07 PM   #50
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Universal is also rebooting Van Helsing. They are supposedly planning to create a new monster universe similar to what Marvel did with setting up The Avengers.
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