As “The Mummy” heads into week seventeen of principal photography, filming has wrapped in London and has now headed towards Namibia.
Over this past week, numerous sites had begun reporting that principal photography had concluded on Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy, but according to one of our trusted sources and verified by production, filming continues. However, it was production in London that finished, which was ultimately reported as principal photography wrapping overall. As we had previously reported back in May, The Mummy is now filming in Namibia. Filming in Namibia will take place from July 20th to August 15th, with production concluding that month. With August 15th as the projected conclusion of principal photography, we’re looking at just about three weeks left on The Mummy.
This past week also saw actor Rez Kempton speak of his involvement with The Mummy in which he said “It’s quite a departure from the old franchise that they had before in that this is a lot scarier.” This reinforces the more frightening version of The Mummy that fans have wanted since the more action/adventure based Brendan Fraser series. “It’s all hush hush,” Kempton said as he did praise working with Tom Cruise, along with saying audiences will get action and stunts that one would obviously expect and hope for from a Cruise picture.
With filming soon concluding, audiences are this much closer to seeing this next wave of Universal Monsters based movies, and, one step closer to eventually seeing this:
Could this be next? pic.twitter.com/zHQjCXpxRm
— Lizzie Y Georgiou (@LizzieYG) July 22, 2016
As always, thanks for following Universal Monsters Universe these past 16 weeks as we’ve covered The Mummy while it shoots.
“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.