Universal signs producing deal to reboot ‘The Mummy’ & ‘Van Helsing’

Universal Pictures love their legacy with monster movies and are hoping to keep that legacy alive by signing a two year producing deal with screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek) to reboot ‘The Mummy’ franchise and ‘Van Helsing’.

Hit the jump for more details and find out which project Tom Cruise is attached to star and co-produce.

Collider is reporting that Orci and Kurtzman will produce both projects on top of writing the sequel to ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ for Sony Pictures and several other gigs.

Cruise has signed on to be involved in ‘Van Helsing’ with his eye on the lead role previously played by Hugh Jackman in Universal’s dud 2004 film of the same name.

The writing team has also been given full access to Universal’s ownership of ‘The Mummy’.

In a joint press release, Universal Pictures Chairman, Adam Fogelson and Co-Chairman, Donna Langley said, “Alex and Roberto are extraordinarily talented writers and producers who know the value of a great story in building successful tent pole films,”

“They have been a major part of some of Hollywood’s biggest movies and television shows in recent history, and we’re eager to have them build on that success at Universal.”

Head over to Collider to read the full press release.