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A ‘Mummy’ in Morocco? Filming Moves To Morocco?


Filming on “The Mummy” has reportedly moved to Morocco, the same location for Universal’s 1999 remake of the classic monster.

UPDATE: 6/20/2016 – 2:44 PM

UMU has corroborated the earlier Albawaba Entertainment report with Morocco World News. ‘The Mummy’, directed by Alex Kurtzman, will be heading to Morocco for two plus weeks.

According to a report on Albawaba Entertainment, production on 2017’s The Mummy will be moving to Morocco between June 20th and July 7th.

Cruise and his crew will film in several Moroccan cities, including Ouarzazate, Errachidia, Erfoud and Merzouga, between 20 June and 7 July.


A scene from 99’s ‘The Mummy’ – the ruins of Hamunaptra

While principal photography on The Mummy is set to conclude in Namibia sometime in August, the majority of filming has taken place in the United Kingdom.  From on location work to Shepperton Studios, the cast and crew of the first major film in Universal’s “Monsters Universe” have been hard at work on this “spectacular, all-new cinematic version” of one of their classic properties.

While we’ve yet to confirm Morocco, it does line up with the production schedule as filming in Namibia will take place from July 20th to August 15th. It seems very likely that a little over two weeks will be spent in Morocco.

As always, stay tuned to Universal Monsters Universe for your latest news on 2017’s The Mummy and more!

“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, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella as the iconic creature now revealed to be an ancient queen.  The film opens June 9, 2017.

(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)

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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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