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The Penultimate Recap: Week Nineteen of Filming ‘The Mummy’

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Filming on Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy continues in Africa as the cast and crew are currently on location in Namibia.  As production has stayed on schedule, principal photography looks to wrap very soon.

This has been a very monumental week for the cast and crew of The Mummy as production is quickly nearing an end.  This very week saw Sofia Boutella and Shanina Shaik wrap filming, with filming expected to finish on or around August 15th.  Principal photography has continued in Namibia, with a film shoot that took place in England and Africa, which began back in April.

This week saw several posts from the cast and crew in regards to not only spending time in Namibia, but also the last days for Sofia Boutella and Shanina Shaik on the upcoming movie.  You could take a look at their posts below.

Amid the continued shooting on The Mummy, it also happened to be the birthday for two very important crew members – Hair and makeup artist, Danielle Harding, and actor/stunt man Erol Nights.  All of us at Universal Monsters Universe would like to extend our sincerest and most monsterously good birthday wishes to these two exceptional people.

One of the great hair and make-up artists on The Mummy, Lizzie Georgiou, whom we profiled a few months back tweeted the following in regards to the film.  It really is amazing that after all this time, the production is finally coming to an end.

That about concludes it for this week’s penultimate recap of filming on The Mummy.  We really hope you’ve been enjoying this weekly series and are just as excited as us for the first of many “Monsters Universe” films.

“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 and Dylan Kussman.  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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