Universal's Mummy Remake May Feature Female Monster

Universal's Mummy Remake

Universal Pictures has big plans for its inter-connected monster universe, which is understandable given that they’ve been busy breaking box office records, but things are moving full speed ahead on the first in a planned series of monster remakes, The Mummy. However, when the classic ghoul returns to cinemas, there may be one major twist that sets it apart from previous films. It may be a female monster this time.

The gender of the titular monster in director Alex Kurtzman’s modern day reboot is up in the air, and will depend on casting. Kurtzman and writer Jon Spaihts’ script has two story options: one in which the mummy is male and one in which it is female. As the casting process begins over the next few months, they’ll make a final decision based on the actors considered for the part.

Kurtzman is poised to make The Mummy his second directorial effort after the little-seen dramedy Welcome to People, and he’s spearheading Universal’s monster universe alongside Fast & Furious scribe Chris Morgan. We don’t yet know exactly which monsters will follow in what order, but Dracula, Wolfman, the Invisible Man, the Bride of Frankenstein, and Van Helsing are all on the table.

As female Mummies go, I think we can all agree it would be hard to top the Tales From The Crypt's Episode 'Lower Berth'. A cute tale of how the Crypt Keeper was conceived, where his mommy was an actual Mummy. 

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