Dimension is Developing 'The Mummy Archives' Horror Film
This has nothing to do with Universal's Mummy movies nor is it a remake of the 1944 Lon Cheney film The Mummy's Curse. LA Times reports that Dimension Films is developing a horror movie called The Mummy Archives, similar to Paranormal Activity and described as "a more artful and modestly budgeted version of The Mummy." The concept, conceived by Doug Wick, focuses on several young people who are haunted by a mummy curse, with most of the action playing out in the "unseen realm," as both the audience and the characters frequently experience the effects of the curse without seeing it. This sounds very interesting.
Dimension has hired Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, a young Spanish genre director who directed a film called King of the Hill (or El Rey De la Montaña) previously, to write the screenplay and direct the film. The Mummy Archives is expected to have a very low budget of around $5 million, which definitely puts it into the indie realm kind of like Paranormal, but I have a feeling this will be much different in the end. For some reason, I really like this entire concept, I feel like they could create a really great horror film out of it, I just hope it stays under the radar until they shoot it (like what J.J. Abrams does). We'll be following it closely anyway.