Jan 22, 2007 04:05 PM EST

Mummy 3 Update

The Mummy will be returning with it's thrid installment, and will have some changes from the first two movies, The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. In this installment, the movie will have a storyline focusing on a now grown up Alex, Rick and Evie's son, as well as a new mummy character.

Al Gough is co-writing the film with Miles Millar, and they say that they were skeptical at first about taking on this project. "Stephen Sommers [who wrote and directed the previous two films] and his partner, Bob Ducsay, ... approached us and said, 'Steve doesn't want to write the third movie. Would you guys be interested?'" Gough said in an interview. "And we were like, 'Well, it's a third.' But then they had a concept for it that we really liked. They had an idea for the movie, which is something we always wanted to do. So we're like, 'Well, if we don't do it, they're going to do it in this movie.'"   Al also said that they had their own ideas that they incorporated into the script. "We figured out a really good family story with Rick and Evie, and [their son] Alex is now grown up. So it's really interesting."

No word yet on whether Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz will return for this movie, but they are currently in negotiations. Gough says that they are the core of the movie and that ultimately he feels it will end up being the two of them starring once again. they are hoping to start shooting this summer and have a Summer 2008 release date.

Source: SCI FI Wire
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