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The Mummy (2017 film)

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Directed by  Alex Kurtzman
Cinematography  Ben Seresin
Music by  Brian Tyler
Produced by  Alex Kurtzman Roberto Orci Chris Morgan Sean Daniel
Written by  Jon Spaihts Christopher McQuarrie
Starring  Tom Cruise Sofia Boutella Annabelle Wallis Jake Johnson Courtney B. Vance Russell Crowe

The Mummy is an upcoming American film directed by Alex Kurtzman and written by Jon Spaihts and Christopher McQuarrie. It is a reboot of The Mummy franchise and is intended to be the first installment in the Universal Monsters shared universe. The film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe. The film is scheduled to be released on June 9, 2017 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D.

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Premise

2,000 years ago, the Egyptian princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella) murders her father and is punished by being buried alive in a tomb deep beneath the sands. After her tomb is rediscovered and opened in modern times, she is resurrected, bringing with her a malevolent grudge that has grown over millennia and terrors that will defy all of humanity.

Cast

  • Tom Cruise as Nick Morton
  • Sofia Boutella as The Mummy / Princess Ahmanet
  • Annabelle Wallis as Jenny Halsey
  • Jake Johnson as Sgt. Vail
  • Courtney B. Vance as Col. Gideon Forster
  • Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll
  • Javier Botet as Set
  • Selva Rasalingam as King Menehptre
  • Dylan Smith as Lorenzo Montanari
  • Rez Kempton as Foreman
  • Chasty Ballesteros as Kira Lee
  • Marwan Kenzari as Agent of Prodigium
  • Alaa Salf as Sickle Slave
  • Production

    Universal Studios first announced plans for a modern day reboot of The Mummy franchise in 2012. The project went through multiple directors with first Len Wiseman leaving the project in 2013, and then a second director, Andrés Muschietti, leaving in 2014.

    Tom Cruise began talks about playing the lead in November 2015, with Sofia Boutella beginning talks that December. Kurtzman cast Boutella after seeing and being impressed by her largely mute performance in Kingsman: The Secret Service. Kurtzman also noted that "if you look at her eyes, and this is what I got from watching Kingsman, there's a whole performance going on here. And in not saying anything but conveying that much to me, I thought oh my god, no matter how much prosthetics we put on her, no matter how much CG we put on her face, if I see this, she's going to convey something very emotional to me." Other casting news was announced between March and May with Russell Crowe joining during the latter month.

    Filming

    Principal photography on the film began on April 3, 2016, in Oxford, United Kingdom. It was also filmed in Surrey. Filming on the movie wrapped on July 17, 2016, in London. Production then moved to Namibia for two weeks with principal photography on the film being completed on August 13, 2016.

    Release

    Initially scheduled for a 2016 release. The film instead will be released on June 9, 2017 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D

    On December 20, 2016, IMAX released a trailer with the wrong audio track attached, which unintentionally prompted the creation of memes and video montages featuring the mistakenly included audio track, which was missing most of the sound effects and instead featured Tom Cruise's grunts and screams. IMAX reacted by taking down the trailer and issuing DMCA takedown notices in an attempt to stop it from spreading.

    References

    The Mummy (2017 film) Wikipedia


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