ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

It's been over 15 years since we first saw Brendan Fraser taking on ancient curses in the Sahara Desert in The Mummy. Although we're seeing our fair share of reboots and cinematic universes sprouting up, Universal Studios thinks it's time we visit that world of history and adventure again.

This time, they're looking to enlist the help of one of Hollywood's most prominent action stars.

Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

According to Variety, Tom Cruise might be looking to star in the upcoming reboot of the 1999 franchise, The Mummy.

While we still don't know much about the plans for the film, we do know that it will take place in a different period than the recent trilogy. Where the Brendan Fraser versions were set in the mid-1920s to 1940s, the rebooted version will take place in the modern day.


Similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio hopes to create an epic universe with classic movie monsters, legends at the forefront, and plenty of installments to keep audiences coming back for more.

If there's anything Tom Cruise's career has taught us, it's that he can certainly carry the weight of a franchise.


At the helm of developing the project will be Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Chris Morgan (Furious 7). Kurtzman will also act as director and producer alongside Morgan and Sean Daniel (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns), and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Van Helsing) will be penning the script.

There's no word on when the movie will be released at the moment, but the promise of Tom Cruise fighting a mummy has certainly piqued our interest.

(Source: Variety)


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