Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, who is best recognized for his Oscar-nominated movie Call Me By Your Name, says he is interested to direct The Mummy. Bones and All, a suspense movie that will be released later this month, is Guadagnino’s most recent creation.
Guadagnino mentions that he wants to develop a new version of the 1932 movie The Mummy, which already has a prominent remake starring Brendan Fraser who recently made his comeback with The Whale. During one of his interviews for the movie Bones and All, the director talked about which horror movie he would like to remake. To this, he replied by saying that he would simply adore remaking The Mummy.
Will the Remake Provide Justice to the Classic Movie?
In 1999, The Mummy under the direction of Stephen Sommers and under the talents of Rachel Weisz and Brendan Fraser underwent a notable makeover. The Mummy from 1999, however, adopted a more action-adventure style compared to Guadagnino’s original plan as per his desire for a gruesome remake. It did not focus on the graphic details of the mummy’s rotting body, but it did retain the iconic monster figure that stood at the center of the original.
“That’s an incredible question that I didn’t prepare myself [for]. Oh my god, what should I do? 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. It should be very scary and very, very terminal. It should be a little movie but with a lot of depth and very scary.”
On the contrary, Guadagnino would expand upon the original monster film’s roots. Guadagnino would have the means to be able to tap into these characteristics and maybe create a Mummy reboot that is somewhat unsettling with the effects and capabilities of the present period.
This raises the question of whether a Mummy remake with a horror theme could succeed. The Mummy in a horror setting would undoubtedly differ from what audiences of the 1999 movie are accustomed to. However, Guadagnino is experienced in the field of horror remakes. Therefore, there are chances that he can actually provide justice to the original movie with his remake.
Chances of Guadagnino’s Desire to Actually Succeeding
The director’s concept for The Mummy is intriguing, but right now it is just a proposition. Guadagnino obviously does not have serious intentions to produce and direct The Mummy yet.
The public will eventually get another opportunity to experience Guadagnino’s brand of terror with the upcoming release of his new movie Bones and All. If Bones and All is well received, Guadagnino might receive a call shortly with a proposal to helm a remake of The Mummy.
Source: Screen Rant