`Transformers` screenwriter to direct `The Mummy` reboot?

Los Angeles: `Transformers` screenwriter Alex Kurtzman is in talks to revive `The Mummy` franchise.

Kurtzman, along with his partners Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel, is already producing the action adventure, and now executives at Universal Pictures want him to direct the film, reportedly.

Kurtzman is the perfect choice for the project, thanks to his clarity and passion about this character and mythology, said co-president of production, Jeff Kirschenbaum.

Details of `The Mummy` reboot are under wraps, but the film is set in the present day and features new characters.
Kurtzman is the third director to be linked to the film; both Len Wiseman and Mama filmmaker Andy Muschietti were previously attached to direct the film. The movie is slated to hit cinemas in April 2016.

The original 1999 film starred Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz.

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