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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: First Plot Details on Alex Kurtzman's 'The Mummy' Reboot

Currently Universal Pictures is hard at work creating their own cinematic universe using such classic monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Wolf Man and The Mummy headed by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. This universe all began with this years Dracula: Untold.

Now back in 2012 Universal already announced that a new Mummy film was in the works that would be completely different from the early 2000's Brendon Fraiser versions. It was penned by Prometheus and Doctor Strange screenwriter Jon Spaihts. Then this past August it was announced that Alex Kurtzman would be helming The Mummy for an June 2016 release date.

Well, we at Superhero Movie News have got our hands on the script and are giving you the first plot details on this massive reboot! We will try to keep it has spoiler-free as possible...Below is the opening sequence of the film:
The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and his teams surprise the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more then 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. 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.
Other character's the movie include archeologist Jenny Halsey, shady billionaire Lorenzo Montanari, and Malik leader of the Temple Brothers.

:: Minor Update :: -
I should probably have put this in the original story but now it seems many are confused by the opening sequence. Tyler Colt is not The Mummy. He is simply cursed by visions of the Mummy (Ashurbanipul) back when The Mummy was the King of Assyria century's before. That leads Tyler to become recluse and man on the run no longer in the military. Further along in the movie the actual Mummy does indeed awaken and Tyler is the only one who can stop him because again their minds are connected.

The Mummy reboot hits June 24th, 2016

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