Production on ‘The Mummy’ will soon be moving to Swakopmund, Namibia. The iconic deserts in Namibia, recently showcased in 2015’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, will be used for the upcoming Universal picture.
With filming underway on The Mummy and our week six recap already posted, we have just learned a little more regarding principal photography on the Alex Kurtzman directed film. Production on The Mummy will soon be moving to Namibia, more specifically Swakopmund. This fits right into the plan for the film as filming was originally supposed to take place in Malta with that later being shelved.
Swakopmund, a coastal city in Namibia will double for the Middle Eastern settings of The Mummy and production will actually soon be moving there. Filming in Namibia will take place from July 20th to August 15th, with production more than likely concluding that month.
Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, and the recently announced Russell Crowe (playing Dr. Jekyll) are all expected to be on location. Actors Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, and Courtney B. Vance have yet to be confirmed as part of the cast headed to Swakopmund, but more than likely will show up.
As always, stay tuned for more news regarding The Mummy here on Universal Monsters Universe.
“Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) 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.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.”
The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a script by Jon Spaihts. The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, and Sofia Boutella as the iconic creature now revealed to be an ancient queen. The film opens June 9, 2017.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)
*Steven Biscotti & UMU would also like to thank Farah N. on Twitter for the tip regarding The Mummy filming in Namibia.