“My suspicion is that one of them will be a ‘structure-and-body’ man, and one’s going to be a ‘character-and-dialogue’ man — and that they’ll then just [combine] them together into one script, crediting both writers."
Both scripts will be set in present day. Universal is targeting a summer 2014 release date. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek) are attached to produce the new film.
Universal has also been playing the "writer reshuffling" game with its Creature from the Black Lagoon remake.
The Mummy was previously rebooted in 1999 by director Stephen Sommers. It was followed by The Mummy Returns in 2001 and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor in 2008.