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First 'The Mummy' Featurette Introduces the New World of Monsters

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December 5, 2016
Source: Twitter

The Mummy Featurette

"We owe the audience a monster movie." In addition to the first teaser trailer premiering over the weekend, Universal has revealed a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Alex Kurtzman's updated monster movie The Mummy. The focus is on introducing us to their "new world of gods and monsters" - since this obviously has to be the beginning of a franchise. The footage in this is actually better than the footage in the trailer Tom Cruise also talks about the movie, covering the cast and the story and much more. Over at SlashFilm, they have some fun quotes about shooting the airplane sequence in zero g in the "vomit comet" airplane. "We've got to do it for real." Cruise loves doing almost all of his stunts for real, and this film is no exception.

Here's the first behind-the-scenes featurette for Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy, from Tom Cruise's Twitter:

You can also watch the first official trailer for Kurtzman's The Mummy here, to see more footage from this.

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. The Mummy is directed by writer-filmmaker Alex Kurtzman, who made his directorial debut with People Like Us in 2012, after co-writing scripts for Star Trek, Transformers, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The script is written by Jon Spaihts and Christopher McQuarrie. This is another updated take on the original Universal Mummy movie from 1932. Universal will release Kurtzman's The Mummy in theaters starting June 9th, 2017 next summer. Your first impression?

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  • RAW_D
    Some folks will like this. I anticipate I won't be one of them. It's more action movie than monster movie it seems.
    • DAVIDPD
      The Verge said, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE with a mummy.
  • DAVIDPD
    I guess those Bad Robot bros really were just getting lucky with LOST.
  • fazha
    I thought Dracula Untold was the start of the 'Marvelization' of the Universal Monster stable. I wonder if they'll tie this in somehow. Though with Tom Cruise this could definitely be a franchise within the larger 'Monster Universe'
  • Mr Chatterbox
    This looks pants.. and where are these so called monsters?

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