What On Earth Is Universal Doing With Its Monster Movies?

The Hollywood Reporter says that Universal's just hired a slew of writers for their upcoming reboot of the classic monster films. But here's the weird bit: They're not necessarily hiring them for specific films. Instead, Universal's apparently trying to create a "writers collective" for the new universe. » 11/14/14 1:30am 11/14/14 1:30am

Will Jessica Chastain Play A Marvel Hero? Plus A Huge Dr. Strange Hint!

Check out new behind-the-scenes glimpses of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. Footage from the Game of Thrones set provides more evidence of a major plot change. Plus, final details about Interstellar, and how much Episode IV inspiration is in the new Star Wars? Spoilers now!
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How Close Are We to a Quicksilver Film? And More Age of Ultron Details!

James Spader explains why Ultron's humor is what attracted him to the part. Ridley Scott's The Martian is attracting the best cast we've seen in a while. Adam McKay's itching to return to the Marvel universe. Check out a FitzSimmons-heavy Agents of SHIELD clip. Plus possible details about Universal's new Mummy film.… » 10/24/14 6:00am 10/24/14 6:00am

​2500 Year-Old Tattooed Siberian Mummy Had Breast Cancer, Used Marijuana

In 1993, Russian scientist Natalia Polosmak discovered the remains of a 25-year-old woman covered in tattoos who came to be known as the Ukok Princess. Now, an MRI has revealed that the young woman was suffering from breast cancer as well as a bone marrow infection at the time of her death, and scientists have stated… » 10/18/14 6:20pm 10/18/14 6:20pm

Plan 9's Ed Wood Wrote This Horror Tale From The Mummy's Perspective

Low-brow director Ed Wood is best known for his films like Glen or Glenda, Bride of the Monster, and, most notoriously, Plan 9 from Outer Space. But he also wrote prose fiction, including a tale of Egyptian archaeological horror written from the mummy's point of view. » 9/17/14 2:04pm 9/17/14 2:04pm

Trailer For The Pyramid Attempts To Resurrect The Mummy Monster Genre

Too long have we waited for a good curse of the mummy movie. But now The Pyramid promises the return of excavation horror paired with plenty of ancient booby traps and resurrected mummies—you know, all that good mummy shit. Oh, and it stars the sensational Denis O'Hare. SOLD. » 8/27/14 11:20am 8/27/14 11:20am

Mama Director Leaves The Mummy Reboot Over 'Creative Differences'

This stinks. We were all really excited to see what Andres Muschietti, the horror director behind Mama, would do with the classic Universal monster movie The Mummy. And now we'll never know, because he's left the project. » 5/06/14 5:20pm 5/06/14 5:20pm

The Gruesome and Excruciating Practice of Mummifying Your Own Body

Mummification is a fascinating way to preserve a person's remains, whether to be worshipped or because they're planning on using that body at a later date. But some people have gone to incredible lengths to prepare their own bodies for mummification while they were still alive. » 2/04/14 11:08am 2/04/14 11:08am

Don't Remake These Movies, Film These Books Instead!

Hollywood's addiction to remakes and reboots continues unabated, with dozens of films in development. And meanwhile, bookshelves are straining with hundreds of original, thrilling novels that have never been adapted to the screen. Here's a second dose of our list of books that should be adapted instead of yet another… » 9/27/13 3:16pm 9/27/13 3:16pm

That mummy found in a German attic contains human bones

Early last month, a ten-year-old German boy found a mummy in his grandmother's attic. Many considered it a hoax. But a radiological analysis shows that the mummy contains actual human bones, though probably not from an ancient Egyptian. The find could open a criminal case. » 9/06/13 1:20pm 9/06/13 1:20pm

No, Star Trek 3 is probably not filming in 2014

But the Mummy reboot really is filming next year. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn gives insight into Rocket Raccoon. Check out some totally awesome X-Men: Days of Future Past posters. Ivan Reitman updates us on Ghostbusters 3. Is Syfy really making a TV show based on Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys? Spoilers… » 7/23/13 6:00am 7/23/13 6:00am

Major Reveals for Oblivion, Elysium, Tron 3, Fringe and Amazing…

Matt Damon praises Neil Blomkamp's sci-fi epic Elysium. Does a casting call give away a huge Amazing Spider-Man 2 plot point? Len Wiseman's new Mummy movie is going full-on horror. Plus check out new trailers for Doctor Who's Christmas special! » 12/17/12 6:00am 12/17/12 6:00am

How Game of Thrones Will Improve on its First Two Seasons. Plus Our…

Check out new trailers for Cloud Atlas, Doctor Who, and Fringe. Robb Stark drops a tantalizing Game of Thrones hint. The Rock could be starring in a brand new monster-fighting epic. Plus Robopocalypse, Once Upon a Time, and more! » 9/26/12 6:00am 9/26/12 6:00am

Dracula and Frankenstein are rival kings in the webcomic Ultrasylvania

Webcomics have provided a fertile training ground for neophyte cartoonists. Over the years, I've watched a number of artists go from toddling sketchers to masterfully sequential art storytellers. So it's only natural that professors would look to webcomics as a training tool for students interested in careers in… » 8/11/12 8:30am 8/11/12 8:30am

The Star Trek sequel is like a modern myth...and it's all about villain…

Star Chris Pine explains how J.J. Abrams's second Star Trek movie finds time to tell the small human stories in its big blockbuster setting. Co-writer Alex Kurtzman says Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch is the perfect villain to challenge the fully promoted Captain Kirk! » 6/18/12 6:00am 6/18/12 6:00am

Big updates for the Star Trek, Avatar, and Hunger Games sequels!

Some new Avengers posters will give you a whole new look at Marvel's premiere super-team. New companion Jenna-Louise Colman talks Doctor Who. The Mummy is getting rebooted... this time, without Brendan Fraser. Plus Supernatural makes a change, and is almost certainly getting a new season! » 4/05/12 6:00am 4/05/12 6:00am

The weird, sad story of Egyptian animal mummies

Pharaohs were far from the only ancient Egyptians to be mummified. An entire ancient industry grew up around supplying people with mummified pets to accompany them into the afterlife. Business was even big enough to drive entire species extinct. » 11/22/11 5:00pm 11/22/11 5:00pm

Mummies reveal Ancient Egyptian heart disease epidemic

Although Egyptian hieroglyphics depict a noble class that was forever beautiful and healthy, ancient records tell a far different story, of an aristocracy riddled with heart disease. And now preserved mummy hearts are revealing the full extent of the phenomenon. » 4/04/11 5:30pm 4/04/11 5:30pm

20 heroic librarians who save the world

If information is power, then there's no hero mightier than a librarian. Librarians are superheroes, adventurers, explorers and invaluable guides to other heroes. Here are 20 amazing librarians who save the world every day! » 10/22/10 4:23pm 10/22/10 4:23pm

Paul Giamatti dares Hollywood to grow some balls and make Bubba…

Now here's some vampire news we can get into. Paul Giamatti is still on the war path to make the sequel to Bruce Campbell's Bubba Ho-Tep. Starring a retirement-home-living Elvis who now fights vampires, instead of mummies. » 7/07/10 7:00am 7/07/10 7:00am