The Mummy to be released in IMAX 3D?
It’s been known for some time now that Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy will be released in IMAX. However, it’s been the subject of some speculation on whether or not the film will be released in 3D, as well. While principal photography on The Mummy did not utilize the IMAX camera in the way that Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol did, it will see an IMAX release on June 9th of this year. According to Universal, The Mummy will only see its 35 mm film mastered for IMAX. This could also be seen as its reflected on the theatrical one sheet. However, according to Fandango, The Mummy now has a fan alert for traditional theaters and, as you guessed it, IMAX 3D.
While we have yet to confirm the format The Mummy will be released in, it is my belief that The Mummy will only see an IMAX release, minus the 3D. While headlining star Tom Cruise was not a producer on Universal’s first Monsters Universe picture, it has been understood that he did have creative say in the picture. Cruise, preferring the IMAX format for his films since 2011’s Ghost Protocol, will most likely see to it that The Mummy is given a non 3D IMAX release.
I could be wrong and this is an educated guess that does not reflect the opinion or working motives of anyone involved with post production on The Mummy. When the team at UMU saw Kong: Skull Island a few weeks ago at the Lincoln Square 13 IMAX, The Mummy trailer was attatched and presented in the non 3D IMAX portion of the trailers, whereas Spider-Man: Homecoming was presented in IMAX 3D.
However, for an interesting read on 2D vs 3D, I strongly suggest giving director/writer Joseph Kosinski’s thoughts on the formats a read – specifically his choice to keep 2013’s Oblivion in 2D.
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)