Tom Cruise in Talks to Star in 'The Mummy' Reboot

Tom Cruise in Talks to Star in 'The Mummy' Reboot
There are few people with the acting chops, star power and pop cultural appeal to fill Brendan Fraser's shoes in a reboot of The Mummy. One person who just might attempt that feat, however, is Tom Cruise.

The Scientologist superstar is currently in talks to star in Universal's forthcoming reboot of The Mummy franchise, according to a report from Variety.

The movie will be directed by Alex Kurtzman, who will also produce alongside Chris Morgan. The movie's script will be written by Jon Spaihts.

The idea is to revamp Universal's monster movie properties and create a new cinematic universe not unlike what Disney is doing with Star Wars or Marvel properties.

Stay tuned for more information on the project as it becomes available.