THE MUMMY (2017) with Tom Cruise

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  1. QLRformer

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    TOTAL RECALL's Len Wiseman Set To Helm "Darker, Scarier" Remake Of THE MUMMY

    He will do for the series what Joe Johnston did for THE WOLFMAN... make it dark and scary and grand, but perhaps not too successful (that's more due to Sommers and Fraser than Wiseman, who made the UNDERWORLD saga).

    As long as Arnold Vosloo returns I don't really mind. LOL But I'm sure Kate Beckinsale will be cast, and actually I wouldn't mind that.
     
  2. NCStarscream

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    Sounds good to me. And Michael Crichton is my favorite author, so if they're taking inspiration from his work, I'm all for it.
     
  3. TylerMirage

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    It'll be interesting to see how this turns out. Sommers'/Cohen's Mummy trilogy is one of my guilty pleasures, but I'm always game to see a new take on things.
     
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    I enjoy the three Brendan Frasier Mummy films quite a bit. That being said, I'm not very excited for this reboot though it could be pretty good. I don't think darker and scarier is the way to go because I enjoyed the pulpy nature of the other movies.
     
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    Never saw the Mummy...and probably never will...After Seeing Sommers direct GI Joe Rise of Cobra. I'm staying away from his films.
     
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    The first one is pretty good. The second is decent, but the handling of the Scorpion King character was wasted potential. The third had a good idea, but jumped the shark by including heroic Yetis.
     
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    A second remake of the same classic movie... Hollywood needs a creativity injection badly.
     
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    Len Wiseman is awful, glad he never got to make his version of the Gears of War movie.
     
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    I think the Mummy in particular is one of the classic monsters that is the exception to the remake rule. They've been doing it since the beginning. I don't recall any of the original series of Mummy movies having anything to do with each other.
     
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    The first two are actually pretty good, but retro-actively what happens to the Scorpion King could be called 'Cliffjumping' or something similar.

    The third was a good idea that was not well executed. The greatest constant of the movies are John Hannah and Brendan Fraiser. Arnold Vosloo's character Imhotep is a grand old traditional villain, loved him.
     
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    WHY are they remaking The Mummy??? Didn't those movies like JUST get made within the last few years?

    Stupid $hit like this is why Hollywood won't let us have an R-Rated "Mountains of Madness".... they're too busy remaking the same old thing over and over instead of taking a risk on something awesome. Oh how I quake with anticipation for the NEXT disaster movie...
     
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    The first two movies were good the last one was lousy.
     
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    Orci and Kurtzman... again?

    That Hollywood keeps making these remakes doesn't bother me- that Bob and Alex being involved does.

    At least they are only producers.
     
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    I hope it does as "well" as his Total Recall remake.
     
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    haha director of die soft and fake total recall :lol 
     
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    I'd much rather see them do a new take on the Creature from the Black Lagoon instead. Wonder why the remake's not being mentioned anymore?
     
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    Sorry, but I could never hate those yetis. Those guys were awesome. They need their own movie.
     
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    This idea makes much more sense. Creature from the Black Lagoon is about the only one that hasn't had a reboot or remake yet. The material could still come off as fresh to a modern audience.
     
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    Exactly! And it has many story poteintals to think of. Like one script for a remake is to have some explorers in the 19th century discover a prehistoric land that has many creatures thought to be extinct guarded by the gillman. I mean Universal should really consider it since almost all of the Universal monsters have remakes of them.
     
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    THIS. What an unjust world we live in, that Scorpion King gets his own movie (or two), yet the Yetis cannot. :cry 
     

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