Universal is in the process of producing ‘The Mummy’ as the first of it’s planned monsters universe. However, the new Mummy may be female and have a unique backstory. The film is being directed by Alex Kurtzman and written by Jon Spaihts. It is set to hit theaters March 24, 2017.
Boris Karloff and Arnold Vosloo previously played ‘The Mummy’, in the 1932 original and 1999 remake respectively. Sources are saying that the film is set modern day and that the gender will be depended on casting. They have two story options, one with a female and one with a male.
‘The Mummy’ is to be the first film in a series of interconnected monster films. They hope to build a franchise from their vault of classic films. Other potential films in the series could revolve around characters including Dracula, Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, the Bride of Frankenstein and vampire hunter Van Helsing.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter