The Mummy Reboot Now Has Two Writers Straining To Make It Happen

Universal Pictures is famously short on franchises these days, with the failure of last year's Battleship stinging particularly hard, leaving the upcoming Fast and Furious 6 pretty much their final hope. But you don't have to look too far into the past to find a time when they had a trilogy on top. The days of Brendan Fraser's Mummy series were pretty good for ol' Universal, and now-- inevitably-- they're trying extra-hard to bring those back. They're trying so hard, in fact, that they're not taking any chances on a new script turning out well-- they're having two written simultaneously. According to Vulture, they've brought in The Hunger Games writer Billy Ray to work on a new modern-day version of the story, while Prometheus co-write Jon Spaihts continues to hammer away at the script he was hired to write almost a year ago. The idea is that at least one
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