by Rebecca Pahle | 5:30 pm, December 1st, 2013
by Susana Polo | 11:47 am, September 16th, 2013
I look forward to his future projects, Mommy, Maman, and Marmee. But on a more serious note, here’s a ray of hope that Universal’s reboot of the Mummy series won’t be the gritty, soulless re-imagining that nobody asked for.READ MORE
Universal Hires Hunger Games Writer for Their Mummy Remake In Case The Writer They Already Have Doesn’t Work Out
by Rebecca Pahle | 4:15 pm, February 14th, 2013
So, you remember how Underworld‘s Len Wiseman is directing a Mummy remake? I don’t blame you if you don’t; since the news broke last September we’ve heard virtually nothing about it. But today there’s a curious tidbit from of Vulture: Though the movie already has one screenwriter, Universal has hired another screenwriter to pen a second, competing script. That writer? The Hunger Games‘ Billy Ray
So, are the two writers going to fight to the death to get their version made, or…?READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:30 pm, October 7th, 2012
by Susana Polo | 11:41 am, September 25th, 2012
We here at The Mary Sue don’t exactly hide our love for the Brendan Fraser/Rachel Weisz era of the The Mummy. After all, Evie Carnahan is one of our favorite Action Librarians. They’re action/horror movies that didn’t really seem to be made for any reason other than to show the audience a good time, and if they had some outdated tropes and clichés in them, at least it seemed like it was part of a conscious attempt to make a comedy that referenced another era of adventure film, not an unconscious one.
Which is why we’re a little sad to hear that that Len Wiseman, the guy behind Underworld, is Universal’s choice to make their Hammer Horror monster into a brand new franchise. See Rachel Weisz face up there, Universal? That’s the face we’re making.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 4:20 pm, May 1st, 2012
Remember that time I said it wasn’t worth complaining about reboots because there was absolutely no way of avoiding them? Get ready to halt any complaining now, because it was just announced that the Star Trek screenwriting dream team Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will be serve as producers on reboots of The Mummy franchise as well as Van Helsing. Because, as we have all figured out, there is no reason to create original characters anymore, just take old ones and write new scripts.
It’s fan fiction, everyone. Hollywood has officially turned into a factory of big-budget fan fiction. By the way: Van Helsing will star Tom Cruise, so now it’s fan fiction and celebrities engaging in cosplay. Yup. Go ahead — try to deny that’s what it is.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:00 pm, April 6th, 2012
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:33 pm, November 1st, 2011
What’s to explain? Immortality. You want it.
No, don’t give me any of that crap about living longer than your loved ones or statistically if you can’t die than eventually you’re certain to get trapped in a situation where you wish you could. The human race wants to live forever. Somehow. This is why we have anti aging cream, children, art, and religion.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 12:32 pm, July 26th, 2011
According to Wikipedia, “stereotypes of librarians in popular culture are frequently negative: librarians are portrayed as puritanical, punitive, unattractive, and introverted if female, or timid, unattractive, and effeminate if male.”
But there are plenty of kick ass librarians in fiction! Like all the time… when they are allowed to be main characters… and aren’t one-scene jokes… um.
So, we made a Power Grid. Yes, this is usually how these things go.READ MORE