Weinstein’s Dimension Films Pushes On With Mummy Project

May 6, 2010 by  
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karloffmummy210x300It looks like all the classic movies are making their comebacks in the next few years as we’ve already heard about two Dracula reboots, two Frankenstein re-tellings and a Wolfman, we guess it was just a matter of time before the Mummy popped again.

It’s not like we haven’t seen one in a while – we last saw one in 2008 in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. To be honest, we made a better mummy when team OTB got drunk and wrapped our editor up in loo roll, so we’re in the mood for a revamp of the classic Egyptian horror icon.

Which is just as well because Bob Weinstein’s Dimension Films are in the early stages of putting a mummy’s curse project together. But instead of the usual horror set up where a couple of bright young things are tormented by an unstoppable villain, it’s apparently going to be in the style of last year’s low-budget horror Paranormal Activity.

According to the LA Times, Weinstein has Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego in final negotiations to write and direct the movie. In these financially strained times, the project is going the Paranormal route in an effort to save money. Not only will they be able to jump on the unseen horror bandwagon but also because special effects like the ones seen in the Brendan Fraser franchise are costly.

The movie is currently called The Mummy Archives but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that title remaining. The only big question is that if Weinstein wants to cash in on the low-budget horror, does this mean he’s opting out of 3D?

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