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EXCLUSIVE: Alex Kurtzman’s “The Mummy” Wraps Additional Shooting!

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UMU reports the latest news regarding “The Mummy.”

A month ago, Universal Monsters Universe learned that filming had resumed on Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy. While we were initially unclear on the nature of whether or not The Mummy had entered reshoots, we were able to confirm with one of our sources close to production that they “would call it additional shoot..”

While principal photography wrapped in September 2, 2016, additional shooting took place between February and March of 2017. While we only have official confirmation that additional shooting took place on The Mummy, we know that Sofia Boutella was present for filming.

In regards to more news on The Mummy front, Annabelle Wallis and Sofia Boutella were present in New York City this past week from Monday, March 6th to Thursday, March 9th for photoshoots. You could expect to see these sometime in May.

This week also saw makeup artist Danielle Harding post a Throwback Thursday picture of herself in Namibia, while filming The Mummy. Ms. Harding is just another one of the many cast and crew members that has supported UMU since the start of principal photography. If you’re on Instagram, we recommend giving her a follow. Don’t expect any spoilers, though, and please don’t bother asking her either.

What do you call a Make Up Artist holding a gun….? 🚁🔫😇 #tbt #makeupartist #desertlife

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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.

(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)."

Readers Comments (3)

  1. Great exclusive guys! I just have a feeling this won’t get the controversy that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reshoots did! Reshoots are generally always a good thing – as it shows studios and filmmakers are committed to their properties and doing the most with them. I got to see Kong: Skull Island today, and as expected, it’s a highly entertaining film….make sure you stay through the credits! That being said, I do think the marketing was stronger than the actual film, but that matters little, as Skull Island is a solid solid movie. Peter Jackson’s King Kong is still the definitive Kong movie for me though – and I even think the production design and visual effects of the 2005 film far outdo Kong: Skull Island….but don’t worry, the art and visual effects in Skull Island are still spectacular on their own.

    Guess what my first trailer playing in front of Skull Island was? The Mummy! That was thrilling for me…and it was followed by Dunkirk and War for the Planet of the Apes…..these are my top 3 most anticipated movies of summer 2017 in no particular order (although The Mummy is my most anticipated of the three). And I also saw previews of Alien: Covenant, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Pirates 5! What an amazing lineup!

    • The additional shooting that took place on “The Mummy” was actually, quite literally, an “additional shoot.” We asked if this was reshoots and our source told us that it wasn’t reshoots.

      Looking forward to seeing Kong this weekend. Thank you for the heads up. Great lineup of trailers.

      • Yeah, I totally understand this is additional shooting. However, I believe the term “reshoots” has now been unofficially redefined to mean any shooting that takes place after what’s considered the end of principal photography.

        On a separate note, I think I had a better time watching the 2014 Godzilla movie than Kong: Skull Island. I loved the build-up to revealing Godzilla….and I felt there was more horror and suspense than in Skull Island. The Godzilla sequel should be able to top both of them.


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