The Mummy (1999)
A full-scale re-imagining of Universal Pictures' seminal 1932 film, The Mummy is a rousing, suspenseful and horrifying epic about an expedition of treasure-seeking explorers in the Sahara Desert in 1925. Stumbling upon an ancient tomb, the hunters unwittingly set loose a 3,000-year-old legacy of terror, which is embodied in the vengeful reincarnation of an Egyptian priest who had been sentenced to an eternity as one of the living dead.
The Mummy stars Brendan Fraser (George of The Jungle), Rachel Weisz (Swept From The Sea) and John Hannah (Sliding Doors). The film was written and directed by Stephen Sommers (Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, The Adventures of Huck Finn) and produced by James Jacks and Sean Daniel (Tombstone, Michael, Dazed & Confused). Industrial Light & Magic will produce the ground-breaking visual effects necessary to bring the awe-inspiring and terrifying world of The Mummy to life on the screen.
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New Mummy Film Could Star Female Lead 10/14/2015 11:53 AM EDT
Universal will be launching a new "Mummy" to start their new monsters franchise, but this time, we could see a female lead in the film.Boris Karloff played the Mummy back in 1932, and in 1999, Arnold Vosloo took the lead. Now, casting is open to either male or female. The studio has two different stories set up, one for male and one for female, just in case. Casting is scheduled to begin within t... More>>
Total Recall Director, Len Wiseman, In Final Talks To Take Over ... 9/25/2012 10:13 AM EDT
Len Wiseman has been set by Universal Pictures to direct "The Mummy", a reboot of the franchise which most recently spawned a trilogy earning around $1.25 billion. The film will be written by Jon Spaihts and produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci through their Universal-based K/O Paper Products, alongside Sean Daniel and Jim Jacks. Daniel and Jacks produced the trilogy starring Brandon Fraser... More>>
The Mummy To Get A Reboot 4/6/2012 2:36 PM EDT
Thirteen years it seems is a long enough wait to reboot a movie these days, according to Universal Pictures any way. That's how long ago Stephen Sommers bought Imhotep back from his then sixty Seven years slumber in the Mummy. A movie that went on to spawn two follow up movies and make household names of the stars, Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz although the later did cut and run after the Mummy ... More>>
Mummy 3 September 2007 Update 9/13/2007 10:57 AM EDT
Maria Bello was recently interviewd by Sci Fi Wire at the Toronto Film Festival, where she was promoting her new film, The Jane Austen Book Club. She spoke of her upcoming role in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emporor.Bello, who will be replacing Rachel Weisz in the film, says that the role of Evelyn Carnahan has changed. "She has the same name, but she's a very different character than Rachel pl... More>>
Scorpion King Sequel In The Works 6/19/2007 2:25 PM EDT
There is a sequel for "The Scorpion King" in the works, and it's reported that Russell Mulcahy will be the director. Mulcahy also directed Resident Evil: Extinction and Highlander.The Scorpion King was a spin-off from "The Mummy" movies series, which also has a sequel coming out next year. It starred Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Kelly Hu.No word on casting or plot details for the movie.... More>>
Mummy Franchise To Be Reinvented With Brendan Fraser in 3rd Film 9/8/2006 10:40 AM EDT
Brendan Fraser will reprise the role of Rick O'Connell from the popular "The Mummy" franchise. Details are scarce but the role will re-imagine the character in a "new setting" rumored to be away from the desert and the mummies curse. Joe Johnston is signed to direct the film which is expected to start filming in 2007. Stephen Sommers direct "The Mummy" (1999) and "The Mummy Returns" 2001 - both b... More>>