Just as we were discussing Universal’s shared universe, we have received news of the latest director attached to the project. After going through two directors (Andy Muschetti and Len Wiseman), it appears that the project has found its director. Not too soon if it’s going to make it’s April 22, 2016 release date.
Alex Kurtzman will be taking over directing duties on the film that he has been overseeing. This is a good thing I suppose since he will make sure his vision stays on track, however, it appears that the films will be modern day and that concerns me.
The thing is, the classic monsters haven’t fared too well in modern day settings. There are exceptions like The Howling and Talos The Mummy, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
UPDATE: Universal just announced that they are moving the release date to June 26th. This effectively makes the Mummy reboot my birthday movie! Cool!