Kurtzman to resurrect The Mummy
Alex Kurtzman is being eyed to direct a reboot of The Mummy.
The 40-year-old screenwriter and producer, who was behind JJ Abrams' Star Trek films and Cowboys And Aliens, could be heading behind the cameras to make his directorial debut with the planned remake of the 1999 film for Universal Pictures.
Details of the upcoming reboot are being kept under wraps, but it is expected to feature different characters from the previous film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jon Spaihts has written the script for the new version, while Chris Morgan and Kurtzman will take on producing duties.
Alex and Chris will help Universal revitalise a number of monster franchises including Dracula, Frankenstein and The Creature From The Black Lagoon.
Alex is one of the creators and writers of Fox's show Sleepy Hollow.
He also co-wrote the 2009 Star Trek and its sequel, and co-wrote The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and will also work on the upcoming follow-up.