UMU presents The Mummy photo gallery featuring shots by Chiabella James.
The Mummy is five months away from being awoken on the big screen and here is our gallery of on-set photographer Chiabella James’ work on the upcoming Universal Monsters movie.
Chiabella James is one of the sharpest photographer’s in the business and she’s been on-set for many of today’s biggest films. While her name may not be immediately recognizable, she is the daughter of the famed photographer David James (Minority Report, M:i:III, Oblivion), and has worked on Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The Mummy reunites several frequent collaborators found on Tom Cruise’s latest films. Outside of Chiabella James’ photography work, The Mummy also features Wade Eastwood and Lucy Cork (stunts), and Christopher McQuarrie and Dylan Kussman (the script).
Have a look at The Mummy photos by Chiabella James and be sure to check back as we add more in the coming weeks. Be sure to follow Chiabella James on Instagram @cbj_photo.
It’s an exciting time for fans of the Universal Monsters because we’re on the verge of seeing a new age of monsters on the big screen. While we’ve had films like 1999’s The Mummy, 2004’s Van Helsing, and 2010’s The Wolfman, we have yet to see a fully realized universe of monsters that pays sincere reverence towards the classics in much the same way that Showtime’s Penny Dreadful did. In a time when the classics were being made, there wasn’t a need or desire to document the film in the capacity that movie buffs today now enjoy (and take for granted.) So, with that said, it’ll be fun seeing Universal’s modern take on their classic monsters documented in a way that we hope endures as long as the originals.
As always, stay tuned to Universal Monsters Universe for the latest on 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 tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (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, Dylan Kussman, and Christopher McQuarrie. The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella. The film opens June 9, 2017.
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