Tom Cruise to star in The Mummy reboot?

Tom Cruise is reportedly in talks to star in Universal's upcoming reboot of 'The Mummy' with Alex Kurtzman on board to direct.

Tom Cruise to star in The Mummy reboot?

Tom Cruise is in talks to star in 'The Mummy' reboot.

The 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' star is in negotiations to help launch Universal's new era of monster films, according to Variety.

'Prometheus' screenwriter Jon Spaihts is working on the script and although plot details are being kept under wraps, the film will reportedly be set in the present day, unlike the original films starring Brendan Fraser.

'Star Trek Into Darkness' producer Alex Kurtzman is to direct and produce the remake alongside Sean Daniel, who produced the original three films.

While Cruise will reportedly play a major role in the film's development, he isn't expected to produce.

Kurtzman and Chris Morgan last summer teamed up with Universal to create a universe with its monster movie library at the forefront.

Characters from the films are expected to appear in each other's instalments before teaming up for an 'Avengers'-style extravaganza.

Cruise is currently working on 'Jack Reacher' sequel 'Never Go Back' and will begin production on 'Mission: Impossible 6' next August.

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