Luca Guadagnino Would Like To Unwrap A ‘Mummy’ Remake

by Thomas Tuna

Shake off the dust of the eons.

Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino–the man behind this year’s Bones and All and the 2018 remake of Suspiria–has been thinking about another horror project he’d like to tackle: a reboot of the 1932 Universal classic The Mummy.

When asked during a recent interview with Collider which horror film he’d like to remake, the director said, “I think it would be amazing to do something about The Mummy. It’s a rotten body in rotten bandages, so what’s inside is as interesting as what’s outside.”

Guadagnino added that he would definitely stress the horror elements in his reboot, as opposed to recent attempts to adapt the material. “It should be very scary and very terminal,” he said. “It should be a little movie, but with a lot of depth and very scary.”

The original The Mummy–directed by Karl Freund from a screenplay by John Balderston–stars (of course) Boris Karloff as Imhotep, an ancient Egyptian mummy who was killed for trying to resurrect his dead lover. After being discovered and accidentally brought back to life, he disguises himself as a modern Egyptian named Ardeth Bey and searches for his lost love.

But before any reboot of this classic may be realized, Guadagnino’s Bones and All–a bizarre love story about a young couple with a taste for human flesh–hits theaters Nov. 18. The R-rated horror pic stars Taylor Russell, Timothee Chalamet, Andre Holland, Mark Rylance, Michael Stuhlbarg, Francesca Scorsese, Anna Cobb and Chloe Sevigny.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on this possible remake of The Mummy.

 

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