‘The Mummy’: “Inside Look” Released by Universal Pictures

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Next summer, Universal Pictures will not only compete against the superhero blockbusters from Marvel and DC with Fast 8, the studio will kick off its shared monsters universe starting with Alex Kurtzman’s modern day reboot of The Mummy.

Last night, Universal Pictures released the first official trailer for the film and today they have revealed an inside look at the incredible production of the film featuring some music Game of Thrones fans might recognize. Universal has taken a risk swapping the charming era of the 1930’s for a darker, modern day setting and it looks to have paid off.

Sofia Boutella who plays the titular villain has already made quite a name for herself with her roles in both Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond. Judging from the small bit that we’ve seen of her from The Mummy, her performance looks as if it will cement her as a superstar in Hollywood.

The film has quite a lot of pressure on it. It’s going to be a balancing act as it not only needs to be good but also needs to lay the groundwork for future installments of the developing franchise. Part of that groundwork will be the introduction of Dr. Jekyll played by Russel Crowe.

Dr. Jekyll is at the head of an organization called The Prodigium which is an underground vault that stores the magical creatures and monsters of Earth including the newly found Egyptian queen as well as the recently turned immortal, Nick, played by Tom Cruise.

While speaking with Screenrant, Kurtzman provided some insight to how the film will utilize the character of Dr. Jekyll in a way that serves to introduce viewers to a larger cinematic universe without detracting from the main story of The Mummy:

“If we’re going to bring in Henry Jekyll, how is bringing Henry Jekyll into the mummy story not detract from the mummy story? How does Henry Jekyll become part of this story in an organic way? And part of what Tom’s character, Nick, learns about the mummy and about the history of the mummy comes through Jekyll’s very deep understanding of monsters and how monsters have existed quietly in this world for eons.”

Setting up a cinematic universe can be a bit of a crapshoot. As we saw with such films as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, films that focus on setting up a larger world can get lost in themselves trying to be too much at once and ultimately end up collapsing. Resulting in an overstuffed bag that doesn’t amount to much in terms of the film’s actual story. Universal has an advantage as it can learn from it’s competition to avoid the mistakes of other franchise starters. We’ll see whether or not they have taken that advantage come June.

The Mummy hits theaters June 9, 2017.

Starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance and Russel Crowe. Written by John Spaihts. Directed by Alex Kurtzman.

Believed to be safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella), whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing malevolence with her that has grown over millennia.

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SOURCES: UNIVERSAL, SCREENRANT

‘The Mummy’: Official Trailer #1

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Summer 2017 is going to be jam-packed with blockbusters featuring superheroes, aliens, and sci-fi action adventures but that’s not all. Next summer Universal’s classic monsters make their way back to the silver screen to compete in today’s Hollywood landscape beginning with the reboot of The Mummy. Alex Kurtzman has swapped the charming era of the 1930’s for modern day to kick off the shared monsters universe from Univeral Pictures. Check out the trailer below.

The Mummy hits theaters June 9, 2017.

Starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance and Russel Crowe. Written by John Spaihts. Directed by Alex Kurtzman.

Believed to be safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella), whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing malevolence with her that has grown over millennia.
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SOURCE: UNIVERSAL

‘The Mummy’ Trailer Teaser; Poster Released

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Summer 2017 is shaping up to be one of the biggest, most diverse blockbuster seasons ever. Universal Pictures will be not only be competing against the major comic book franchises with Fast 8, but it will also kick off its shared monsters universe with Alex Kurtzman’s reboot of The Mummy. The reboot which stars Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman, Star Trek Beyond) has swapped the charming era of the 1930’s for a darker, modern day setting.

Along with the official poster, Universal has dropped a trailer teaser for the upcoming film announcing the first official trailer will arrive this Sunday, December 4th.

The Mummy hits theaters June 9, 2017.

Starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance and Russel Crowe. Written by John Spaihts. Directed by Alex Kurtzman.

Believed to be safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella), whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing malevolence with her that has grown over millennia.

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SOURCE: UNIVERSAL PICTURES

‘Deadpool 2’: Domino Shortlist

Collider is reporting a shortlist of actresses being considered for the role of Domino in the Deadpool sequel which is currently in development at Fox.

Collider is reporting a shortlist of actresses being considered for the role of Domino in the Deadpool sequel which is currently in development at Fox. The shortlist includes actresses include Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Sienna Miller (American Sniper),Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond), Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), and Sylvia Hoeks (Overspel).

There’s at least one Bond girl on the list (Sigman), some as well as some other lesser known ready-to-shine talent in the ring as contenders, and it’s going to be fun to see who is selected. At least one character that I would adore seeing alongside our fave wisecracking mercenary-for-hire is the sleek but stone-faced lady mercenary known by many aliases including Neena Thurman, but most often by the tag of Domino.

UPDATE: Collider has just added three more actresses to the list including Ruby Rose (Orange is The New Black), Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire) and Kelly Rohrbach (Baywatch). This shortlist doesn’t seem so short anymore.

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SOURCES: COLLIDER, MARVEL