The director of the film The Mummy (2017), Alex Kurtzman, admitted that he regretted ever working on a film starring Tom Cruise the. For him there are many failures in the film.
The Mummy (2017) is a reboot of the The Mummy franchise that is part of Universal’s Dark Universe plan. However, when it was released, the 2017 film was met with criticism and was deemed not very profitable.
While guesting on The Playlist’s Bingeworthy podcast recently, Kurtzman said he learned a lot from the project.
“I tend to take the view that you will learn nothing from your successes, and you learn everything from your failures,” Kurtzman said. AsiaOne which was released on Monday (25/4).
“And the film was probably the biggest failure of my life, both personally and professionally. There are many things that I regret about it, but it also gave me many extraordinary blessings,” he continued.
The Mummy is Kurtzman’s second film in his career. His directorial debut film was People Like Us in 2012.
Prior to that, he mostly worked as a scriptwriter, such as for the projects Mission: Impossible III (2006), Transformers (2007), Star Trek (2009), and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009).
“I didn’t become a director until I made the film, and it wasn’t because it was done well, it was because it wasn’t done well,” Kurtzman said.
“And brutal like that, in so many ways, and with so much involved, I’m so grateful for the opportunity to make those mistakes because it builds back into a stronger person,” he said.
“And it’s also built me into a clearer director,” says Kurtzman.
He also admitted that his life is better now, even though Alex Kurtzman is no longer involved in any films after The Mummy.
Alex Kurtzman is now more involved in various television shows such as Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek Short Treks, and The Man Who Fell to Earth.