A remake of 'The Mummy' hit our screens in 2017, but by all accounts has been consigned to the dustbins of history.
Director Alex Kurtzman opened up on his experiences making the movie in a recent podcast interview.
Kurtzman discussed his experiences on the 'Bingeworthy' podcast and was open about how the failures shaped him as a filmmaker.
"I tend to subscribe to the point of view that you learn nothing from your successes, and you learn everything from your failures," Kurtzman said.
"That was probably the biggest failure of my life, both personally and professionally. There are about a million things I regret about it, but it also gave me so many gifts that are inexpressibly beautiful."
"I didn't become a director until I made that movie, and it wasn’t because it was well-directed — it was because it wasn't."
Kurtzman, who is now the showrunner on 'Star Trek: Discovery' said the failure helped make him a better director.
Kurtzman hasn't directed a film since 'The Mummy', but he said the experience gave him more insight and experience into the film industry.
"As brutal as it was, in many ways, and as many cooks in the kitchen as there were, I am very grateful for the opportunity to make those mistakes because it rebuilt me into a tougher person, and it also rebuilt me into a clearer filmmaker," he said.
"That has been a real gift, and I feel those gifts all the time because I'm very clear now when I have a feeling that doesn't feel right — I am not quiet about it anymore. I will literally not proceed when I feel that feeling."
Kurtzman is on the promotional trial for his take on 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', an adaptation of the David Bowie film from 1976.
The remake sees Chiwetel Ejiofor star in the David Bowie role as an alien who crash lands on earth.
Universal has opted to abandon it's proposed Dark Universe which would have seen the likes of the Wolfman, The Invisible Man, The Mummy and Frankenstein star in their own films in the same vein as the Marvel films, but after the failure of 'The Mummy' in 2017, the plan was quietly nixed.
2020's 'The Invisible Man' served as a standalone film that was a hit with critics and audiences, which has led to Universal attempting a remake of 'The Wolfman' with Ryan Gosling set to get hairy in a remake of the famous monster movie.