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NEW YORK — Warner Bros. is negotiating with the “Mummy” team of director Stephen Sommers and thesp Brendan Fraser for a remake of “Around the World in 80 Days,” the 1956 Oscar winner from United Artists about a Victorian gentleman and his valet who try to travel the globe based on the Jules Verne classic.

WB has secured the title rights, and while Sommers and Fraser have been negotiating to reteam in a sequel of the “The Mummy,” WB is looking to get the film into production by early next year.

Helmer Mike Todd’s original film won five Oscars, including best picture, and is remembered for a dizzying array of star cameos. It’s unclear whether the filmmakers behind the remake will follow that strategy, but a script has been written by Stan Chervin.

“The Mummy” is on course to gross about $150 million domestically for Universal and Alphaville producers Jim Jacks and Sean Daniel.

Fraser will next be seen starring in “Dudley Do-Right,” the live-action adaptation of the Jay Ward cartoon, also from Universal.

Fraser and Sommers are repped by William Morris; Chervin is repped by the Jon Klane Agency.