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Universal is leaving the gender of its new The Mummy open, to be determined by the casting process...
It's now being reported that the new The Mummy may yet make its monster female, too. Boris Karloff and Arnold Vosloo have played the title role on screen thus far, but Kurtzman's take has story options open for the The Mummy to be of either gender. The gender of the role will be determined by the casting process, and once the right person is found for the role, a decision will be made at that point. »
We haven't heard much about Universal Pictures' shared Monster Universe lately, which kicked off with last year's Dracula Untold. The franchise will continue with the studio's Untitled Mummy Reboot, which was recently shifted from a summer 2016 to a spring 2017 release date. All we know at this point is Alex Kurtzman is set to direct from a script by Jon Spaihts and Billy Ray, but no confirmed plot details have surfaced yet. Today, Heat Vision Blog has a new report which claims that the new mummy may be played by a woman.
The story is set in present day, and the report claims that the title character's gender will depend on casting. The studio currently has two different story options, one featuring a female monster and another featuring a male creature. Universal's original classic The Mummy, which was released in 1932, starred Boris Karloff as the title character, with Arnold Vosloo »
Though the final decision will be based on finding the right person for the role, it looks like the upcoming "The Mummy" reboot at Universal might feature a female titular antagonist.
The story is set in the modern day and there are two options on the table - one that would feature a female monster, and one that would feature a male. Casting is expected to happen in the next couple of months which is when the decision will be made about which way to proceed.
Boris Karloff and Arnold Vosloo played the previous on-screen 'Mummies' in the 1932 original and 1999 remake respectively. Director Alex Kurtzman and writer Jon Spaihts are developing the latest incarnation of the property which is currently on track for a March 24th 2017 release and is the first of a proposed series of interconnected monster films.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Universal could be heading in a different direction with The Mummy's reboot.
The upcoming movie might see the mummy villain be female with a different background, rather than male as in the previous films.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the gender of the mummy is dependent on the casting.
Earlier this year, the reboot of The Mummy was delayed until March 24, 2017.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the project is said to be taking place in the modern day, and is planned to be part of a movie monster franchise.
Watch a trailer for the 1999 movie below: »
Are we seeing a turn toward gender-blind casting? Following in the footsteps of Marvel's casting of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in Strange — a male character in the comics — Universal's The Mummy reboot could also do a gender shift and feature a woman in the role of the titular mummy. In the past, mummies have traditionally been played by male actors, whether it was Boris Karloff in the 1932 Mummy or Arnold Vosloo in the 1999 one. THR reports that this time around, director Alex Kurtzman and writer Jon Spaihts are open to casting either a male or a female for the role. This makes perfect sense to us because rotting corpses basically have no gender anyway, right? »
- E. Alex Jung
Good god. Has it come to this? Someone, somewhere decided that they wanted to make a heist movie. But how to sell it to international markets? Why not stick a shark in it! And so, by some massive stretch of the imagination Shark Killer was born. For this review I will be a lazy as the filmmakers… So here’s a cut and paste of the official synopsis:
They’ve always been present, they’ve always been deadly, and this summer they’re back in the water. When one of nature’s deadliest creatures threaten your town’s tourist-beach-boom-summer, you need one man with a very big knife. You need Chase Walker. When he’s not got his hands full as a lady killer, Chase Walker is a Shark Killer. »
- Phil Wheat
Shark Killer, 2015.
Directed by Sheldon Wilson.
A shark wrangler with a fear of the sea has to hunt a shark to retrieve a diamond from its stomach for his crooked brother.
In many ways it is unfortunate that Steven Spielberg did such an amazing job with Jaws, as every single shark adventure that has been made ever since just pales in comparison with what is pretty much a perfect movie. That isn’t to say that other shark movies aren’t enjoyable but you do spend a lot of time pointing things out and saying “That was in Jaws” or “They stole that from Jaws”.
And this is very true for the first five minutes of Shark Killer, as we are on a Hawaiian beach (or so it says) with a town official declaring the beaches »
- Gary Collinson
Regrets? Channing Tatum has a few. Chief among them is agreeing to star in Paramount Pictures' G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, directed by Stephen Sommers and written by Stuart Beattie, David Elliot and Paul Lovett. The action movie, which was released in 2009, grossed $302.4 million worldwide and also starred Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Lee Byung-hun, Christopher Eccleston, Brendan Fraser, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Dennis Quaid, Said Taghmaoui, Arnold Vosloo and Marlon Wayans. "Look, I'll be honest. I f--king hate that movie. I hate that movie! I was pushed into doing that movie, from Coach Carter," Tatum said during an interview on Howard »
Fright Rags has created limited edition Re-Animator shirts in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the film. Also in this round-up: L.A. screening details for The Strangers, more Penny Dreadful exclusive figures, and Shark Killer release details.
Re-Animator T-shirts: Designed by Justin Osbourn, Coki Greenway, and Jose Garza, these Fright Rags exclusive Re-Animator Collection shirts will be available to pre-order on Wednesday, June 24th at 10:00 Am Est.
Priced at $27.00 apiece, there are four shirts to choose from, one of which is a green variant. These shirts are limited and subject to possibly selling out during the pre-order period. Consult Fright Rags for more details.
The Strangers Screening: Press Release: "Coined “The Scariest Movie Ever Made,” “The Strangers” will be the featured horror film for the Great Horror Movie Night, taking place on June 26.
Under the glow of the moon and stars, perched high above the La Skyline, »
- Tamika Jones
Juliette is beginning to understand the benefits and dangers of her new powers in this week's Grimm...
This review contains spoilers.
Grimm is all about delayed gratification.
When Prince Viktor revealed last week that he and Adalind would be heading back to Portland as part of their hunt for baby Diana, many fans must have been hoping this week we’d be treated to the long-awaited showdown between Adalind and new super-Hexenbiest, Juliette.
Alas, we have to hold for another week before these two face off (literally).
But what we did witness in this episode was a dramatic display of Juliette’s new, deadly powers. After turning to newcomer Henrietta for help last week, Juliette is told that her powers are different – and potentially far more powerful – that your run-of-the-mill Hexenbiest.
Subsequently, she is devastated when Henrietta tells her there’s nothing she can do to help her return to the old Juliette. »
Recently, NBC delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Grimm" episode 12 of season 4. The episode is entitled, "Marechaussee," and it turns out that we're going to see a wicked, wesen bounty hunter commit a series of murders that prompt Nick and Hank to quickly get on the case, and more! In the new, 12th episode press release: A wesen bounty hunter is going to be on the loose. Press release number 2: Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) are going to investigate a series of murders that lead back to the Wesen Council and a mysterious bounty hunter (guest star Arnold Vosloo). Elsewhere, Juliette's (Bitsie Tulloch) meeting with Henrietta (guest star Garcelle Beauvais) will bring about more disturbing news than she was expecting. In the meantime, Adalind (Claire Coffee) and Viktor (guest start Alexis Denisof) will make their way back to Portland. Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, »
- Andre Braddox
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