|Sofia Boutella. Image via IMDB.|
The film project, to be directed by Alex Kurtzman (People Like Us), is also reportedly in negotiations with Tom Cruise in a starring role. It is planned as the first of a cinematic universe of films based around Universal's stable of classic movie monsters, such as Dracula and The Bride of Frankenstein.
The Mummy is scheduled for a March 24, 2017 release.
(via The Hollywood Reporter, HT: Bleeding Cool)