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First Story Details On Universal’s The Mummy Reboot Surface From Leaked Script

16 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Universal’s attempt to jump on the cinematic universe bandwagon is in full swing. With the recent Dracula Unborn slotting in an end credits scene to serve as a prequel tie-in, their upcoming slate of rebooted monster pics looks set to rival comic book behemoths Marvel and DC. First up on their docket is their remake of The Mummy, which today we’ve learned could be quite a departure from the Brendan Fraser series.

According to the folks over at SuperHeroMoviesNews, who got their hands on a copy of the script, the story will shrug off the timeline and characters established in previous movies. Their paraphrased version follows, which may be riddled with spoilers if the script they read was indeed genuine:

The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi dessert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and »

- Gem Seddon

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Entertainment Geekly Mailbag: A serious attempt to explain movies about White Dude Problems

13 October 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

1999 will always be one of my favorite years for movies. This is partially because there were a lot of great movies released that year, but mainly because in 1999 I was in high school, and as we all know, the world was more important and less terrible when we were in high school. Last week, I took a look at which movies from 1999 had aged well, and asked which had aged poorly. The response was overwhelming, insofar as it's overwhelming that anyone likes American Beauty. However, one reader email in particular struck me as a launchpad for an important conversation. Here »

- Darren Franich

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Martin Freeman joins Maxine Peake drama

10 October 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Hobbit star joins Funny Cow cast.

The Hobbit star Martin Freeman and Boardwalk Empire’s Stephen Graham are newly attached to Maxine Peake drama Funny Cow, which is due to shoot in the UK in 2015.

Peake, best known for her roles in British TV dramas Shameless and Silk, will lead cast in Funny Cow, which charts the rise of a stand-up comedienne in the sometimes violent and macho clubs of Northern England in the 1970’s and 80’s.

The Mummy actor John Hannah is also attached.

The script comes from Peaky Blinders and Hyena actor Tony Pitts, who will also act in the film, with Tinge Krishnan (Junkhearts) on board to direct.

Richard Hawley is set to score the film.

Moviehouse Entertainment will handle sales and produce alongside Kevin Proctor’s Pow Films.

Moviehouse’s Mark Vennis told ScreenDaily: “Reminiscent of classics Lenny and Raging Bull, Funny Cow is going to be a hard hitting film that »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Movie Review: Dracula Untold

9 October 2014 9:01 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

It appears the train that started with Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy (1999) has yet to fully derail. Coming just four years after the failed revival of The Wolfman (2010), Universal, unable to tear itself away from the action-adventure spectacle when it comes to its movie monster greats, has decided to introduce a new film to the fold, this time revealing the origins of monster favorite Dracula in Dracula Untold. The results? A film that does its job: allows you to watch Dracula destroy everything around him in epic fashion, throws in a little romance, a dash of creepiness and gore, all while making you root for the lord of all the undead…and all in about 90 minutes. In other words, it’s nothing you haven’t seen before, but it’s short and to the point.

Raised from a young age in the Turkish army, Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) rules his kingdom »

- Seth Paul

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Review: 'Dracula Untold' Starring Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper And Sarah Gadon

9 October 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As far as classic characters go, the Universal Monsters franchise has for the most part been madly mismanaged or outright ignored. A spooky cabal that includes the Invisible Man, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Universal Monsters have only intermittently been employed in recent decades. In 1999, director Stephen Sommers gave us "The Mummy," a swashbuckling period film that seemed to start a new franchise and suggested that the monsters were on their way back… until Sommers ruined it all with "Van Helsing," a monster mash that most certainly did not turn into a graveyard smash. Since then we've had a lukewarm, creatively strained "The Wolfman" remake and… not much else. But with Universal buckling down and attempting a vast, interconnected mythology along the lines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the monsters should once again flood the big screen. And the first cog in this very large and complicated. »

- Drew Taylor

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Giveaway: Win 'Spartacus' the Complete Series on Blu-ray

24 September 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans of the hit Starz series Spartacus can now enjoy the entire three-season run with Spartacus: The Complete Series, which is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. All 33 episodes are included in this boxed set, along with never-before-seen special features such as Spartacus Fan Favorites With Liam McIntyre and The Last Word: John Hannah, which will offer even more entertainment after the series has run its course.

We have a giveaway lined up where fans can take home Spartacus: The Complete Series on Blu-ray to enjoy this show in high-definition, the way it was meant to be seen. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so take a look at how you can win below.

Winners Receive:

Spartacus: The Complete Series Blu-ray

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us »

- MovieWeb

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Fargo Writer to Script a Universal Monster Movie

20 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The screenwriter of the amazing Fargo series on FX, Noah Hawley, is apparently writing one of Universal Picture's monster horror films. There are no details on which monster he'll be working on. In Deadline's report, it just says, “Hawley, while readying another season of Fargo, is separately scripting an untitled project at Universal that will be part of that studio’s classic monster franchise push.”

The studio is hoping to build a cinematic universe with these monsters. Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are currently developing a plan to relaunch the studio’s classic monsters starting with the Mummy, which Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) wrote for Kurtzman to direct. That movie will be released on June 24th, 2016. According to Kurtzman, some of the monsters will get their own movie, but other monsters will appear in other films, as secondary characters. They just need to figure out how to balance that out. 

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- Joey Paur

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Grimmfest announces 2014 line up

3 September 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The guys at Grimm Up North have announced their bloodiest, best, most brilliant Grimmfest line up yet! This year they will be hosting some of the greatest in horror, sci-fi and cult features and short films from around the globe. Says Grimmfest Festival Director Simeon Halligan:

We always try to make each Grimmfest bigger than the last and I think this year has been really strong for independent horror and genre titles, I’m really excited by what were going to screen at Grimmfest, I’m convinced its our best line up yet!

Grimmfest kicks off with opening Gala night: starting the night will be the world premiere of Melanie Light’s ‘Vegan Feminist Horror’ short film The Herd, which will then be sharply followed by the English premiere of Brian O’Malley’s Irish/Scottish Intense Horror Let Us Prey, withdirector and the amazing cast featuring Liam Cunningham »

- Phil Wheat

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Full Grimmfest 2014 Lineup Announced: The Canal, Life After Beth, Housebound, Zombeavers, and Lots More!

3 September 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Last week the opening night events for Grimmfest 2014 were announced, and now we're back with the full lineup, which includes several films we've been keeping our eyes on like Housebound, Zombeavers, WolfCop, Starry Eyes, Coherence, Devil's Mile, Sororal, and Many more!

Grimmfest 2014 takes place in Manchester, England, from the 2nd-5th October.

From the Press Release:

We are proud to announce our bloodiest, best, most brilliant Grimmfest lineup yet! This year we will be hosting some of the greatest in horror, sci-fi, and cult feature and short films from around the globe, playing host to some amazing Q&A’s and appearances from some very, very special guests!

Grimmfest Festival Director Simeon Halligan talks about this year's edition of the annual event being the greatest yet: “We always try to make each Grimmfest bigger than the last, and I think this year has been really strong for independent horror and genre titles. »

- Debi Moore

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Lance Reddick talks 'Destiny,' and making sci-fi 'more mainstream'

29 August 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

If you pick up Bungie’s highly anticipated new game Destiny this September, you might hear some familiar voices on your journey across the universe. The voice cast is stacked with actors from much-loved TV shows like Firefly and The Walking Dead, lending their voices to a number of characters players will interact with in Destiny’s sci-fi universe.

One of those actors is Lance Reddick, of The Wire and Fringe fame. Reddick voices a character named Commander Zavala, who will give players who choose the game’s Titan specialization their marching orders. It’s not Reddick’s first video »

- Joshua Rivera

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Universal Veers From Superhero Trend for a Monster Plan

21 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While most studios in Hollywood are betting on superheroes to save the box office, Universal Pictures is doubling down on creature features.

This month, the studio acquired rights to Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” book series. In July, it announced plans to create a Marvel-like cinematic universe around Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and the Creature From the Black Lagoon. At the same time, the studio inked an eyebrow-raising 10-year, first-look deal with microbudget horror producer Jason Blum, whose Blumhouse Films is behind the profitable “Paranormal Activity,” “Sinister,” “Insidious” and “The Purge” franchises. Last summer, the studio lured Legendary Entertainment into the fold, and now the production firm is co-financing U’s “Jurassic World” and “Dracula Untold,” and has its own upcoming thrillers, including “As Above, So Below” and King Kong tentpole “Skull Island,” which Universal will release.

As Disney, Fox, Sony and Warner Bros. plant flags »

- Marc Graser

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'Spartacus: The Complete Series' Blu-ray Featurette | Exclusive

20 August 2014 1:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Spartacus composer Joseph LoDuca explains how the hit Starz series is a "composer's dream" in our exclusive featurette for Spartacus: The Complete Series, which will debut on Blu-ray and DVD September 16 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

The musician reveals that Spartacus is one of the few television shows to use a full orchestra to compose the score, while highlighting the themes he came up with for characters like the "rock star" Gannicus (Dustin Clare), battle scenes and much more in our exclusive featurette.

Spartacus: The Complete Series is the classic tale of Spartacus, the Republic's most infamous rebel who comes alive in the first season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Then comes Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, Spartacus: Vengeance, continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with »

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'Spartacus: The Complete Series' Blu-ray Featurette | Exclusive

20 August 2014 1:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Spartacus composer Joseph LoDuca explains how the hit Starz series is a "composer's dream" in our exclusive featurette for Spartacus: The Complete Series, which will debut on Blu-ray and DVD September 16 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

The musician reveals that Spartacus is one of the few television shows to use a full orchestra to compose the score, while highlighting the themes he came up with for characters like the "rock star" Gannicus (Dustin Clare), battle scenes and much more in our exclusive featurette.

Spartacus: The Complete Series is the classic tale of Spartacus, the Republic's most infamous rebel who comes alive in the first season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Then comes Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, the prequel that explores a deadly history before the arrival of Spartacus, and the death he now carries with him. The second season, Spartacus: Vengeance, continues to follow Spartacus as he is faced with »

- MovieWeb

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FX Confirm Second Season for The Strain

20 August 2014 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Guillermo del Toro ('Pacific Rim') and Carlton Cuse's ('Lost') hip new horror series 'The Strain' has certainly made its mark during its first season. Not only has it just scored a 13-episode second season thanks to FX but Fox Home Entertainment will also unloading the first season onto both DVD and Blu-ray on 2 December. It became the networks most-watched series premiere in its history and has been received much praise ever since. Its currently airing on Sundays at 10:00pm Et/Pt with 7 episodes still to run. The second season is scheduled to premiere sometime during the Summer of 2015. The show stars Corey Stoll ('House of Cards'), Sean Astin ('Cabin Fever 3'), Kevin Durand ('Lost'), Natalie Brown, Jonathan Hyde ('The Mummy'), Richard Sammel, Robert Maillet, Jack Kesy, Ben Hyland, Miguel Gomez and Mia Maestro. »

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Summer Movies Flashback 1999: 'South Park' surprise and scathing 'Star Wars' reactions

7 August 2014 4:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Our continuing look back at some of the biggest summers we've lived through takes us back 15 years to one of the best recent movie seasons overall. In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1999. It was the summer I became Moriarty. To be fair, I had been contributing to Ain't It Cool for a little while already by that point, and I had been slowly but surely embracing the potential of the website and the audience that I was reaching. I had already taken a few trips to Austin, including a memorable stay at the third Quentin Tarantino Film Festival, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Make a Date With The Mummy

31 July 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Just a day after announcing that Alex Kurtzman is now at the helm of The Mummy, we have a release date to share with you cats. Look for the latest reboot to unwrap in theatres on June 24, 2016.

Kurtzman is in final negotiations to direct Universal’s reboot of The Mummy. Kurtzman, who with former writing partner Robert Orci wrote some of the biggest franchise players in the last decade, is already producing the movie with Chris Morgan.

Kurtzman and Morgan are weaving together a cinematic universe for Universal based on its movie monsters properties, and The Mummy is due to be one of the first one out of the gate, setting the tone and stage for the rest of the universe.

Plot details are still under wraps, but it was previously indicated that the new Mummy is set in the present and is not a horror play but rather an action-adventure tentpole with horror elements. »

- Steve Barton

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New Release Date Announced for The Mummy Reboot

31 July 2014 3:42 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Yesterday we reported that The Mummy reboot was finally starting to emerge from its cinematic tomb with a new director, Alex Kurtzman, announced at the helm. Originally slated to come out in theaters on April 22nd, 2016, Universal Pictures has already revealed a new release date for the upcoming Mummy movie that will have fans waiting just a bit longer to see this monster in action.

Deadline reveals that The Mummy reboot will now hit cinemas on June 26th, 2016. Since the release has only been delayed by about two months, there shouldn’t be any major holdbacks in production.

The reason for the move comes from another big Universal property that filled in the abandoned April 22nd slot: The Huntsman, the prequel to 2012′s Snow White and the Huntsman that will be directed by Frank Darabont (showrunner on Season 1 of The Walking Dead, director of The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption »

- Derek Anderson

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Uni dates The Huntsman

31 July 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Snow White And The Huntsman spin-off stars Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron has shunted The Mummy into a summer 2016 slot.

The Huntsman will open on April 22 2016 and explores how the eponymous character and Ravenna first met before the events of Snow White And The Huntsman. Frank Darabont will direct.

In a related move, Universal Pictures executives said they had moved The Mummy from April 22 2016 to June 24 2016.

Alex Kurtzman directs and produces with Roberto Orci, Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel.

Jon Spaihts of Prometheus fame wrote the screenplay and Bobby Cohen is the executive producer. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Universal to release 'The Huntsman' in 2016, pushes back 'The Mummy'

31 July 2014 2:52 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

So much happened before Snow White dropped in.

Universal Pictures announced the release date for The Huntsman, a prequel of sorts to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman with Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprising their roles of the Huntsman Eric and evil queen Ravenna. The film, directed by Frank Darabont, will be released on Friday, April 22, 2016 and reveal how the two characters interacted before Snow White ever met a dwarf.

The Huntsman takes the date previously occupied by The Mummy, which will now be pushed back two months to Friday, June 24, 2016. The reboot of the action-adventure films written by »

- Jake Perlman

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Alex Kurtzman To Direct The Mummy Reboot

31 July 2014 12:06 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures have kept their Mummy perfectly preserved for decades now, with not even an encounter with Brendan Fraser able to fully put it down. And he’s usually enough to kill any franchise dead. Now the classic movie monster is set to rise from its crypt once again thanks to writer/producer Alex Kurtzman – best known for his screenwriting work with former partner Robert Orci – who is now set to direct the film, too, making it his second time in the chair following underwhelming 2012 indie drama People Like Us. Which probably won’t have much in common with The Mummy.

Kurtzman is reportedly in final negotiations with Universal to helm the film he was already producing with Chris Morgan, part of an ongoing initiative to resurrect all of the classic Universal Monsters: not just toilet paper-wrapped Imhotep but also the Creature From The Black Lagoon, Dracula and Frankenstein’s Monster, »

- Tom Baker

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