Seems Universal are not aiming low with their planned reboot of their monster movie universe. First we hear they want Scarlett Johansson to star in their ‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’ remake, next we hear they’re pursuing Angelina Jolie Pitt for ‘The Bride of Frankenstein’ - and now this. To take the lead in their 2017 reboot of ‘The Mummy,’ the film intended to kickstart their new monster franchise, they’re entering talks with none other than Tom Cruise, according to Variety. - Alex Kurtzman Discusses Universal Monster Reboot - Jolie Pitt For The Bride of Frankenstein? - Writers Hired For Van Helsing A fresh take on the franchise which began in the 1930s, and not related to the more recent Brendan Fraser movies, this reboot of ‘The Mummy’ is to be directed by Alex Kurtzman.