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Clive Barker Wants to do a Trans Remake of “The Mummy”

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The initial remake of Universal Pictures’ 1932 film The Mummy could have had a transgender lead character if gay horror writer and director Clive Barker had got his way. Barker, best known for being the brilliant writer behind Hellraiser and Candyman, has revealed that he and filmmaker Mick Garris pitched the idea of Universal way back in 1989, but the idea was rejected outright. Speaking together on Garris’ podcast Post Mortem, the pair reminisced about their desire to incorporate a trans lead into their initial remake, suggesting that the idea could still happen today. Full Story from Pink News

Trailer: The Mummy

The Mummy

Poor old London landmarks. They’ve only just recovered from ‘London Has Fallen’. The first full trailer for forthcoming monster movie reboot ‘The Mummy’ has arrived, and it manages to squeeze in an ancient sarcophagus, reanimation, a terrifying plane crash, Tom Cruise’s death AND resurrection, emergency parachuting, and full-scale metropolitan destruction, all in just under two-and-a-half minutes. Oh, and some Russell Crowe as Dr Henry Jekyll (yes, that one). Tom Cruise heads up the first in a series of new movies from Universal, based on their ‘monster’ properties, like ‘The Mummy’, the Invisible Man, the Wolf Man and Van Helsing. They’re … Read more