Universal Monsters Universe recaps the sixth week of filming on ‘The Mummy’, starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, and Annabelle Wallis.
While filming is currently underway on Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy, principal photography is already a little over a month in. The Mummy is shooting in the United Kingdom right now and filming has gone between stage work at Shepperton to on locations such as The London Museum of Natural History. As keeping with our weekly recaps, let’s take a look at week six of filming The Mummy.
This has been another very busy week for the cast and crew. Earlier this week hair and make up artist Danielle Harding tweeted the following in regards to filming The Mummy.
Early night, it’s gonna be a looooong day tomorrow ?
— Danielle Harding (@1MissDaniElle) May 10, 2016
While it’s not much, it is another small insight into production on The Mummy. This week also saw filming resume its on location work outside of Shepperton Studios. The Mummy cast and crew have headed to The London Museum of Natural History and cast members such as Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, and Jake Johnson can all be confirmed as currently working on the film. However, it’s been relatively quiet in regards to the additional cast members such as Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, and the as of yet confirmed Dylan Smith.
Via The Sun, there’s a new set video out of Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis filming The Mummy outside of The London Museum. In the video we see dozens of extras fleeing the Museum while Cruise and Wallis somewhat calmly make their exit. We confidently have a good idea as to the nature of what they were filming, but we’ll save those details for a later time.
Possibly the biggest news this week, aside from last week’s release of The Mummy plot synopsis was our exclusive announcement that Brian Tyler has been selected as the composer for Alex Kurtzman’s upcoming reboot of the classic Universal Studios monster film. He’s a terrific composer with a strong relationship and history with Universal. It should be very exciting to hear what he comes up with for The Mummy.
As always, stay tuned for more on The Mummy! And don’t forget that Universal Monsters Universe is running its first contest/giveaway in partnership with NYC comic shop Royal Collectibles. You could enter to win, every day, the complete series one of Sideshow’s Universal Monsters “Little Big Heads.” Our contest/giveaway ends on May 18th.
“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)