14 February 2013 10:26 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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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