Tom Cruise in Talks to Join Universal’s ‘The Mummy’ Reboot

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Variety reports that Tom Cruise is currently in talks to star in the reboot of The Mummy at Universal Pictures. The film is part of the studio’s Avengers-style shared cinematic universe, which also has remakes of Van Helsing, The Wolf Man and Creature From the Black Lagoon in development.

Star Trek reboot co-writer Alex Kurtzman is helming the film, which will be set in modern day and is set for release on March 24, 2017. Jon Spaihts penned the script although plot details are being kept vague. Kurtzman and Fast & Furious regular writer Chris Morgan will produce the new movie, which will still be based in horror.

Universal recently stumped up the cash to add another big name to the mix. The studio may have tapped Angelina Jolie to play the Bride of Frankenstein in one of the other entries. (Why not get Johnny Depp as Van Helsing and add Matthew McConaughey as Dracula and its a cast for the ages?)

Cruise is set to start shooting Mission: Impossible 6 in August of next year so there is a gap in the actor’s schedule after he finishes Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. But we’ll likely know more soon.

Source: Variety