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 played. She's a badass action chick. I had to train a lot. I had to do wushu, a martial-art form, some kickboxing, sword fighting, rifle training for a couple of months before we even started shooting. It's the role of my dreams. It is just a blast." The training was quite demanding, and Bello even suffered a black eye from a head-butt from a Winchester rifle. The actress also died her hair for the part from blonde to auburn, stating, "Yeah, it's for a film role. It's for Mummy 3, and I love it."
The film, also starring Brandan Fraser and Jet Li, will be filmed in China and is expected to open on August 1, 2008.