Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman signed a new two-year deal with Universal today, under which they’ll produce the “reimagining” of The Mummy and Van Helsing — the latter of which Tom Cruise will also produce and star in. Orci and Kurtzman wrote Mission Impossible III, so they know how to orient franchises towards Cruises strengths. Namely, running.
Actor Tom Cruise poses in the press room at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images