Universal releases new featurette that explores Tom Cruise performing all of his own stunts in “The Mummy.”
Universal, via SyFy, has released yet another BTS featurette for The Mummy – a day before #MummyMondays! In the latest video, we get an inside look into all of the stunts Tom Cruise performed while filming the upcoming Universal Monsters film. While Cruise, 53/54 while filming The Mummy, is known for spectacular stunts in his Mission: Impossible series, he’s always sure to do the stunts for real in his other films as well and The Mummy is no exception. From running across rooftops in Namibia to filming in Zero G in England, check out all the exciting action that you’ll soon see in Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy next month!
“The Mummy is going to have great action and real thrills. We wanted it to be wild, violent and erratic and spontaneous.” – Tom Cruise
I could not be more excited for The Mummy and it’s always fun watching Tom Cruise on the big screen. He’s naturally very entertaining and all of his films are always very enjoyable. The Mummy looks to be just as exciting as some of his best films and it will be interesting to see a blend of “wild, violent and erratic and spontaneous” action with “real thrills.” The Mummy does have a very Uncharted vibe to it with the combined elements of action and horror and it’s almost certain fans and newcomers to the Universal Monsters are going to have a great film to see this June 9th.
In slightly other news, the latest BTS video confirms that Courtney B. Vance’s character’s name is Col. Greenway. NOT Gideon Forster. In the first cast photo released a year ago, Vance’s uniform read Greenway so it is nice to see full confirmation of the character’s name for those that have been following.As always, stay tuned to Universal Monsters Universe for the latest on The Mummy and the Universal Monsters Universe of films.
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)