The Laemmle's thought the treatment "Too science fiction-[There are] no monsters in it" in its format and assigned Ms Putnam to work with John L. Balderston who added more Egyptian mystic themes. Balderston was one of the few journalist to be permitted to enter King Tut's Tomb in 1935 when Howard Carter the archaeologist was finally permitted to reenter the tomb to catalog his discovery. Balderston brought great authenticity to the project. But the end result seemed to occult for the main office and it was dropped from production, eventually evolving into Karloff's The Mummy" in 1932.
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