Universal cancels London premiere of The Mummy.
When The Mummy began principal photography last spring, cameras started to roll in London, England. The majority of The Mummy was shot in and around London, with filming taking place also at Shepperton Studios and the London Museum of Natural History. Naturally, when premieres were being planned, London was one of the many locations to host the black carpet. Sadly, due to a tragic attack in Manchester, The Mummy will no longer host it’s premiere in London. In a statement from the great Universal Pictures, the following was said:
“All of us at Universal have been devastated by the terror attack in Manchester and continue to stand with the community and country as it recovers. Out of respect to those affected by this tragedy we have decided not to move forward with the London premiere for ‘The Mummy’ scheduled to take place next week.”
While we at UMU were looking forward to the London premiere as it would serve as a homecoming of sorts for many that worked on the film, we also stand by Universal in its decision “not to move forward with the London premiere” for the upcoming Universal Monsters Dark Universe film. We hope and pray, yet again, that our world and universe may know monsters only on film and not in real life. We pray for all those lives touched by the horrific events in Manchester, and with all of London and our world. We sincerely hope we never have to write these words again.
We thought it best to share some of the sentiments the wonderful cast of The Mummy had to share:
Thinking of everyone in Manchester. What a deeply sad day. My prayers are with all the families who have lost loved ones.
— Annabelle Wallis (@WallisAnnabelle) May 23, 2017
I am deeply heart broken for the young innocent lives that have been lost in Manchester today. my thoughts & prayers are with their families
— Sofia Boutella (@sofisia) May 23, 2017
There’s no words I could write here that could even begin to touch the sadness I feel for the great people of Manchester
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 23, 2017
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)