First Look: The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
by Alex Billington
October 3, 2007
We've hardly been covering this film, but that's because I know it's almost guaranteed crap. I loved the first Mummy to death, one of my all time favorite films. However The Mummy 2 was a disaster, and utter load of crap, one of the worst movies ever made. As much as I can't see them recovering from how awful the second film was, especially by putting Rob Cohen, the director of XXX and Stealth, in the driver's seat, there may still be a glimmer of hope. That glimmer is the one-and-only martial arts master Jet Li, who plays Emperor Han, the "bad guy" this time around. Below is the first look at Brendan Fraser as Rick O'Connell returning again for a third time.
The official Rob Cohen production blog for the film has quite a few updates, including some more behind-the-scenes videos and clips. You can also see a few other photos, including one of Maria Bello as the new Evelyn. Head to robcohenthemummy.com to check it out!
In The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Luke Ford will play Alex O'Connell, the 20ish son of adventurer Rick O'Connell (Fraser), who journeys into the forbidden tombs of China and into the Himalayas, where they run into a new shape-shifting mummy, a former Chinese emperor who was cursed by a female wizard. Jet Li plays the mummy, Michelle Yeoh the wizard.
The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor hits theaters next year on August 1st, 2008.