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UMU has the first week 1 recap of filming The Mummy. Complete with an exclusive scene description!  

This has been an exciting week for Universal Monsters Universe as it marked the first week of filming for The Mummy.  With principal photography starting in Oxford, London and the first set photos and tweets coming out to support the movie courtesy of the cast and fans, it’s safe to say that The Mummy hype is in full swing; no longer wrapped in bandages and entombed.

If you’ve been following UMU, you’ll know that we’re very enthusiastic for Universal’s latest monster movie and official start to their Universal Monsters “Cinematic” Universe.  If not, and this is your first time here, we bid you welcome and we hope you enjoy your stay.

Let’s take another look at some of the big moments during week one of production on The Mummy.

We first learned about The Mummy being a week out from shooting, courtesy of hair and makeup designer, Elizabeth Georgiou, whom UMU’s Joe did an excellent profile on.

It didn’t stop there. Ms. Sofia Boutella, the one bringing to life Universal’s beloved monster to life in the Alex Kurtzman film tweeted the following:

Echoing her excitement to begin filming The Mummy was co-star Annabelle Wallis.  Here’s what the Peaky Blinders actress had to say:

Shortly after the first tweets came out in regards to The Mummy, we got our first look at stars Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis.  On set and filming in Oxfordshire, production dressed up the set to appear as the ROYAL THAMES HOSPITAL.  Courtesy of one of our sources, we know what was filmed:

Tom Cruise walks out of the entrance of the Royal Thames Hospital.  He’s disoriented and is then approached by Annabelle Wallis.  She says something to him and it’s unclear if he’s fully aware of what she’s told him and of where he is.  She walks out of the frame; Cruise shaking his head and in a visible funk then follows her and walks out of frame.  End scene.

While not much is known in regards to if the Jon Spaihts script retains the overall plot that was originally released, we do know that Jake Johnson was cast as a soldier alongside Tom Cruise’s character, whom we believe is named Tyler Colt.  In regards to the story perpetuating the idea that Colt is plagued with visions, the scene filmed at night would seemingly appear that Colt is having some sort of problem.  In several ways, this brings to mind Zita Johann‘s character and performance as Helen Grosvenor in the 1932 original.

One aspect of production on The Mummy we learned courtesy of Oxford Times was “they have added lots of strange orange lights throughout the square. They had this massive crane and filters on all the lamp posts.”

That already sounds intriguing and we’re positive Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy will be quite a beautiful looking production.

We don’t know much else regarding production on The Mummy just yet, but it appears that week one of filming is coming to a close.  In the meantime, here are a few of the set photos that came out this past week.

Filming The Mummy

Where: Oxford, United Kingdom
When: 05 Apr 2016
Credit: WENN.com

Filming The Mummy

Where: Oxford, United Kingdom
When: 06 Apr 2016
Credit: WENN.com

Filming The Mummy

Where: Oxford, United Kingdom
When: 06 Apr 2016
Credit: WENN.com

Filming The Mummy

Featuring: Tom Cruise
Where: Oxford, United Kingdom
When: 06 Apr 2016
Credit: WENN.com

 

Are you excited about The Mummy?  Are you looking forward to this film?  Let us know in the comments below.

(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)

About the author

Steven Biscotti

Mild mannered reporter, Steven Biscotti, has an avid interest in all things comic books, movies, and music (especially pertaining to Coldplay.) He stands 5'7" tall and prides himself on being the same height as Tom Cruise. Steven's favorite monster movie? "The Mummy (1999)."

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