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The Sarcophagus Closes on ‘The Mummy’; Principal Photography Wraps!

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After a four month shoot that took place in England and Africa, principal photography on The Mummy has officially wrapped.

Those of us at Universal Monsters Universe would like to express our sincerest of well wishes to the cast & crew of “The Mummy.”  Here’s to a great production, success in future endeavors, and to next June!

The Mummy

L to R: Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Tom Cruise, & Courtney B. Vance

UPDATE: 8/26/2016 – Production on “The Mummy” has come to an official end today.  While principal photography concluded in Namibia on August 13, 2016, some additional photography was done back in London.  Today marked the end of “The Mummy.”

After an over 100 day shoot, principal photography has officially come to a close in Namibia.  Staying right on schedule, with filming originally expected to come to a close on August 15th (according to our sources), production on the Alex Kurtzman film has wrapped.  With filming complete, The Mummy will now soon head into post-production and will stay on track to be awakened on June 9, 2017.

It was a wrap for Sofia Boutella on August 9th and the talented and gracious actress had the following to say:

“What a glorious way to wrap this picture! Here in Namibia in the middle of the oldest desert in the world – After 6 long months of hard intense work – I can barely believe it – I feel very blessed and humbled – everyone worked so hard and I am so thankful for having been looked after so well for the incredible journey!”

After two weeks of filming in Namibia, the cast and crew have taken triumphantly to social media to announce their finish on one of the most anticipated of films next year.

Thanks to Tom Turner, the third assistant director; hair and makeup artist Danielle Harding; Annabelle Wallis, and the always amazing Sofia Boutella, we have a few shots to share with you!

Celebratory dune jumps! @alice__moore you absolute beauty ? #imkeepingthisone #namibiadone #africa #desert

A photo posted by Danielle Harding (@dandi_lion_) on

I LOVE my job #THEMUMMY #namibia

A photo posted by @annabellewallis on

#monster shot my moi ? #theMummy #namibia ??

A photo posted by Sofia Boutella (@sofisia7) on

It really has been an an amazing couple of months of pre-production and principal photography as filming began in April and is now over.  The Mummy features an amazingly talented and inspired cast, with the Algerian dancer/actress and overall artist, Sofia Boutella, as the title character.  As we once said, she’s “a new kind of actress and mummy,” and we can’t wait for this “mother” to be awakened on June 9, 2017!

We’d like to also express our gratitude to everyone that has been following Universal Monsters Universe and for making us the hub for all your The Mummy news wants and needs.  Stay tuned for more on the upcoming “Monsters Universe” film this week in our last weekly recap on August 19th.

“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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