Principal photography on “The Mummy” wraps week twelve of filming.
The Mummy has just finished its twelfth week of principal photography and while production begins to move to Morocco and Namibia, with production wrapping in August, there’s a few things of interest for this week.
Over at Bloody Disgusting, Jonathan Barkan pointed out that “horror wizard” Javier Botet would be involved with The Mummy (as found on the IMDb page for both the actor and film). Botet is an extraordinary actor best known for playing creatures, much like Doug Jones (Hellboy), and brought to life the terrors in films like Crimson Peak and Mama. He’s also The Crooked Man in The Conjuring 1 & 2.
IMDb has Javier Botet listed as “Set”. It’s quite possible that within this version of The Mummy, much like how the statue of the Egyptian goddess Isis came to life in 1932, Botet will bring to life the Egyptian god known as Set, whom in certain tellings is believed to be the god of disorder and chaos.
In other news, Russell Crowe has begun work on The Mummy as Dr. Henry Jekyll. Late last week, and after our week eleven recap, Crowe brought his bar “The Blind Rabbit” to work. This is actually a tradition that dates back to his work on Robin Hood.
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The cast & crew of The Mummy were also treated to a Coldplay concert by Annabelle Wallis. Interestingly, Coldplay has contributed original songs for Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Unbroken, and Wish I Was Here. The band was originally attached to the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, but music plans never turned out. It’d be interesting if they were to contribute a song for The Mummy.
That’s about it for this week. As always, stay tuned to Universal Monsters Universe for the latest on 2017’s The Mummy.
“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)