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Tom Cruise in talks for The Mummy reboot

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TOM Cruise is reportedly in talks to star in Universal’s reboot of The Mummy.

According to sources being quoted by The Hollywood Reporter, the distributor is looking for a massive star to re-launch the franchise – although no one from Universal itself has commented.

As yet, little is known about how the reboot will achieved. But Alex Kurtzman is directing the film, which is based on a script by Jon Spaihts, and the story will be given a modern day spin.

A release date has also been set for March 24, 2017.

If successful, The Mummy reboot would form the first in a series of inter-connected monster films as Universal hopes to build a cinematic universe out of its vault of classic creature features.

Other potential characters who could be revived as part of this include Dracula, Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, the Bride of Frankenstein and vampire hunter Van Helsing.

Cruise was most recently seen in box office smash Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

He has recently completed 1980s drug movie Mena for director Doug Liman, with whom he had been hoping to reunite for Luna Park. But Liman has now agreed to take over Fox’s superhero spin-off Gambit, which may well have left a space in his schedule for The Mummy.

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