Yesterday the first trailer was released for Universal Pictures’ reboot of The Mummy. It actually looked like it could be a really fun movie to watch. I described as being Mission: Impossible but with an evil supernatural Mummy. Today we have a cool behind the scenes featurette for the movie that I actually thought was more entertaining than the actual trailer. It’s kind of done in the same style as those cool behind the scenes videos that Lucasfilm has released for their last couple of Star Wars films.
The featurette not only features interviews with the cast and crew talking about the production of the film and the story, but it also shows us some awesome behind the scenes footage giving us a glimpse at some other stuff that we will see in the movie including a lot of action sequences and a fight scene between Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe.
It also shows us that they actually shot that crazy airplane crashing sequence in the trailer in Zero G by using the Vomit Comet! Of course, it was Cruise that convinced director Alex Kurtzman to shoot the sequence that way.
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of 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.
The movie also stars Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson), and Russell Crowe (Gladiator).
The Mummy opens up in theaters June 9th, 2017.