Universal Pictures is looking to reboot the The Mummy franchise yet again with Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts handling the script duties, according to Variety. In a statement, Spaihts said, "I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with Prometheus: to go back to a franchise’s roots in dark, scary source material, and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven’t seen before."

In 1999, Universal relaunched The Mummy into a more modern, action-driven franchise starring Brendan Fraser and a whole host of CGI baddies. The franchise spawned two direct sequels and one spinoff, The Scorpion King. But the latest installment in the series, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, was mostly ignored by fans and savaged by critics, due to Fraser's fading influence on audience's and a tired plot. 

There is no word yet on what direction the franchise will go in, or if it will be updated to more modern times. But it is confirmed that Mummy producer Sean Daniel will return for the reboot.

[via Variety