We’ve seen it a number of times in Hollywood. Two movies with the same subject going head to head with each other. Two asteroid flicks in 1998 with Armageddon and Deep Impact.
Universal has a great heritage of movie monsters. In fact, the studio’s foundation was built on the classic monsters of yesteryear like the Bela Lugosi Dracula, and the Boris Karloff Frankenstein.
Although The Mummy franchise really isn’t that old, we all know how obsessed Hollywood is these days with reboots.
I've never been all that enamored with the latest Mummy remake (1999), which, like the Van Helsing series, was overrun with wall to wall CGI.
The Mummy is a classic horror story with origins in pulp adventure books of the late 19th century.