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The Mummy To Film in Namibia!


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.

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)."

Readers Comments (12)

  1. It is nice for the movies to came and shoot here in Namibia but is the any job vacancies for us as Namibians

  2. First of all i really like The Mummy cant wait to see this one. I an also a big Fan of Tom Cruise it must be a dream come true to see him here in Namibia hope he and the rest of the team have a great time,i once played as an Extra in the Serries Prisenor and had the chance to see Jim Cavizel if was really nice? don’t know if they will be needing Extras for The Mummy cause that would be great to be part of the film even just as an extra..all the best ☺

    • They’ll be shooting July to August so I’d expect a casting call for extras possibly within a few weeks or so. Our best to you if you get to be involved (and even if you don’t). It’s always fun hearing from someone who’s a big fan of not only “The Mummy”, but of Tom Cruise as well!!! Thanks.

  3. Christina britz June 9, 2016 @ 1:17 am

    it would be a pleasure to see them all live

  4. I am a caucausen male model from Windhoek Namibia, I would like to be considered as an extra for your latest Movie, The Mummy taking place in Swakopmund Namibia. Please contact me and keep me up to date and any other relevant information, thanks

  5. Christina britz July 2, 2016 @ 1:55 pm

    please contact me any time for background extras.exactly what kind of people are they looking for.

  6. Pieter Basson July 3, 2016 @ 9:18 am

    I am a Namibian Male Model caucausian. 46 years old of blondish hair and blue eyes. I would like to know about being an extra in the Movie here in Swakop Namibia.

  7. Same here am a fan of Tom in his all movies especially the last samurai i still watch it over and over again so really i would love to see him and as well be part in the movie.

    • “The Last Samurai” is a fantastic Tom Cruise movie. Easily one of my favorites. Very excited to see him re-team with director Edward Zwick on “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”, out this October!

  8. Shooting ‘The Mummy’ in Namibia is a very good idea. I’m very much interested in being a support actress in the film just to add more of that Namibian feel to the movie, I have a good English accent and people often say I look like Ciara (not to brag). Please feel free to contact me through my email address.
    God Bless.


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