Universal Pictures are continuing to roll out the red carpet for their monster based connected universe, and the next movie to get the remake treatment will be none other than The Mummy.
Although we've known this information for a while, there has been little news on the direction of the movie apart from naming Alex Kurtzman as the director, but now we might just know a little more...
According to some supposedly leaked plotlines from Superhero Movie News, the new story will revolve around the American military and terrorism, because apparently that's what happens when anything is set in a Middle Eastern desert these days.
Take a look for yourself in the erratically spelled synopsis below:
The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi dessert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and his teams[sic] surprise the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more then[sic] some grave robbers who have all magically died. Upon entering the bunker Tyler and his team also succumb to some mystical forces out of their control. They soon realize the bunker they have infiltrated is actually a centuries old tomb. Mayhem erupts as all the Navy seal members start turning on one another and are captivated by the forces within the tomb. Tyler is the only one to make it all the way deep within the tomb alive to find an Black Iron Sarcophagus[sic]. It’s marked with Egyptian symbols like the Ankh and Eye of Horus. Here Tyler is entranced by the forces to open up and release what is inside. But after placing his hand onto the sarcophagus he is immediately stabbed in the palm with a star shaped symbol. From then on his mind is cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria…..The Mummy.
After the pretty dire critical reception that [Dracula Untold](movie:917159) received after it's recent release, it's unlikely that this controversial departure from the original Mummy storyline will delight a lot of fans of the franchise.
The optimist in me says it's a great idea to drag [The Mummy](movie:388508) out of the '30s, but the idea of some Navy Seals shitting themselves over a crumbly old mummy is also faintly ridiculous!
What do you guys think about The Mummy's proposed facelift?
The new plotline for The Mummy sounds...
(Source: Geeky Tyrant)