Alex Kurtzman Agrees to Direct The Mummy Reboot

By on July 31, 2014


We finally have a director for the reboot of The Mummy in Alex Kurtzman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he is in the final negotiations with Universal Pictures to helm the project that he is already producing with Chris Morgan.

THR says the “is set in the present and is not a horror play but rather an action-adventure tentpole with horror elements. It will also feature new characters and not rehash previous incarnations.”

The script has been a collaborative effort from Kurtzman and his former partner Roberto Orci. Currently, Jon Spaihts is working on it. Sean Daniel is serving as producer and Bobby Cohen as executive producer.

The co-president of production, Jeff Kirschenbaum, said,

“Over the course of developing ‘The Mummy,’ Alex has demonstrated such clarity and passion about this character and mythology. He knows why ‘The Mummy’ has fascinated us for so long and how to bring that into an inventive, incredible new adventure. It became obvious that he is the perfect choice to be not only one of the narrative engineers of this new vision but its director as well.”

The Mummy is planned to be the beginning of a series with this first film releasing on April 22, 2016.

About Darth Sarah

Sarah is a journalist and an artist who lives in the city. She loves movies and television. She reads early and often. She also secretly hopes the Doctor will come and take her away, though she realizes he probably already has a dedicated companion at the moment. Sarah also helps out over at, and our other sites!