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The Final Recap: Week Twenty of Filming ‘The Mummy’


Filming officially wrapped on Alex Kurtzman’s ‘The Mummy’ on Saturday, August 13th.  Staying on schedule, Universal’s first film in their ‘Monsters Universe’ is set for release on June 9, 2017.

While filming wrapped last week on The Mummy (you could find out more in ‘The Sarcophagus Closes‘), we wanted to present one last weekly recap on the Universal Monsters film we’ve been covering since principal photography began in April.

This week, Annabelle Wallis posted the following behind the scenes shot during filming in Namibia.  The photo, capturing assistant director Tom Turner, hair and make-up artist Bella Georgiou, and Annabelle Wallis, was taken by none other than Courtney B. Vance.  Playing the role of an army colonel, Vance’s character is one of few characters that did originally appear in the original script by Jon Spaihts.  We’ve reported that his character name is Col. Gideon Forster, but as evident by the first cast photo, it appears as if his name is now Greenway.  This could likely be credited to Dylan Kussman’s re-writes.

All of us at Universal Monsters Universe would like to thank all of you for your continued support and we really hope you enjoyed our weekly recaps on the filming of The Mummy.  It was fun for us to chronicle the production of this film and we hope you’re just as excited to see it as we are.  While The Mummy enters the post-production phase, we’d expect it to be a little quiet in regards to this monster until the inevitable first-looks, teasers, and eventual marketing extravaganza begins.

As always, stay tuned to Universal Monsters Universe for the latest regarding The Mummy.  And be sure to revisit our twenty weeks of Mummy coverage as we think you’ll enjoy.

“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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