In this age of remakes and reboots, it's not surprising that The Mummy would get resurrected for another outing. It may not have been the best reviewed franchise in movie history, but ever since first opened the Mummy's tomb in 1999 the series has managed to rack in $1.2 billion worldwide. With figures like that, we couldn't expect The Mummy to rest in peace for long.
Unfortunately for fans of the series, Fraser is not expected to star in the (Total Recall, Live Free Or Die Hard) directed reboot. Instead, Wiseman and his two competing writers, Billy Ray and Jon Spaihts, will bring The Mummy into the modern age as a straight forward horror.
Despite all this, Fraser doesn't seem too bitter. While promoting his new movie Stand Off (Yeah, I haven't heard of it either), he told Crave Online that although he didn't fully understand why a new Mummy existed, he was fully supportive of the idea. Check out what he had to say below:
I wasn't approached for it. I would certainly entertain the idea, and I know for sure that I will be there on opening day to get the good seat. Unless they call me for some in-joke, nudge-nudge, wink-wink reason to walk an actor through a cameo in the background a la Hitchcock or something. I don’t even know if it's necessary, but how do I feel about that? I'm supportive of it. I think it's going to be great. It's good source material. So many films based on the mummy were made even before that. I don't think for a minute that Steve Sommers and the current company were the ones who really brought it to any interest or prominence. Those characters were around in the cabinet of Universal monsters and have been for almost 100 years now.
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