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05/27/2017

EMPIRE – The new issue of Empire is in all good and not-so-good newsagents now, and within its pages there are a whole host of movie exclusives – among them, a sneak peek of The Mummy, the first in Universal’s planned Dark Universe series of films. We’ve studied the ancient papyrus of the issue in order to bring you a small preview – see below, and click to embiggen.

 

 

The image shows the film’s ostensible villain, Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella): unwrapped after being entombed for millennia to wreak havoc in the 21st century. If we’re to care about her, she can’t simply have a one-dimensional world domination complex. “The thing I’ve been focused on more than anything is that she has a really good reason to be where she’s at,” explains the film’s director, Alex Kurtzman. “If we can relate to her, and experience that weird, confusing Universal feeling you get of loving and caring about the monster, then hopefully I will have succeeded.”



05/25/2017

THE WRAP – Universal Pictures announced Thursday that it has canceled the London premiere of Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy” in the wake of Monday’s deadly bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester England.

 

“The Mummy” event had been scheduled for Thursday, June 1.

 

“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,” the studio said in a statement. “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.”

 

On Wednesday, Warner Bros. called off its own London premiere for the DC Films release “Wonder Woman.” In its statement, the studio said, “Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the UK. In light of the current situation, we will not be proceeding with our plans for the Wonder Woman premiere and junket activities in London.”

 

“Wonder Woman” will have its U.S. premiere Thursday in Los Angeles. The film opens June 1 in the U.K. and June 2 in in the U.S.

 

In addition, Ariana Grande postponed her tour in response to the attack that killed 22 people and injured dozens more just after her Monday concert at the 22,000-seat Manchester Arena.





05/24/2017

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05/23/2017

Universal has officially announced that their series of classic monster movie reboots will collectively be known as Dark Universe. Click on for a preview video and a cast pic featuring the stars…

 

 

COMIC BOOK MOVIE – Universal Pictures has just announced that its rebooted series of classic monster movies will be known as the Dark Universe, and will kick-off with next month’s The Mummy.

 

The studio has also officially confirmed that The Invisible Man and Frankenstein’s Monster will be played by, respectively, Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem, who will join Tom Cruise as Nick Morton and Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll. The entire team is pictured above with Sofia Boutella, who will play the The Mummy of the title.

 

In addition, it’s been announced that Bill Condon will direct Bride of Frankenstein, which will be the next film in the series and is set for release on February 14, 2019.

 

Check out the preview vid below, and welcome to a new world of gods and monsters.
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05/23/2017

I’m still working on gathering these photos from the event but I’ll be adding them as I find them. Keep checking back! Doesn’t Sofia look gorgeous!?

   

 

 

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05/21/2017

 
 

 

 

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05/21/2017

I’m uploading the photos of the event right now but here are three videos of the event:

 

   

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05/19/2017

It’s happening: Universal Pictures in conjunction with RealD has announced that Saturday, May 20 at 12 noon will be deemed The Mummy Day in celebration of its upcoming June 9 Tom Cruise tentpole. A 75-foot, 7-ton sarcophagus will be unveiled at Hollywood & Highland with Tom Cruise taking the stage with director Alex Kurtzman, and co-stars Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella and Jake Johnson.

 

In addition at the Los Angeles famed Hollywood & Highland venue will be the The Mummy VR Zero Gravity Stunt Experience and The Mummy Escape Game.

 

The sarcophagus is the largest single vertical structure ever assembled at the gateway and took two firms a total of eight weeks to construct, and scores of workers more than 160 hours to install. To prepare Princess Ahmanet’s sarcophagus for its revealing on The Mummy Day, the tomb required 18 wide-load tractor trailers to move all of the elements into place.

 

“The Mummy has been such a labor of love for the hundreds of cast and crew who have worked for the past few years preparing its big-screen launch,” said Kurtzman in a statement. “When we built Princess Ahmanet’s sarcophagus for production, we had no idea that a 15,000-pound replica of her ‘eternal’ resting place would one day find its home at the intersection of Hollywood & Highland. I can’t wait to celebrate her story with the fans on May 20.”

 

The Mummy Zero Gravity Stunt VR Experience, which was on display at CinemaCon, goes behind the scenes with Cruise and Wallis as they perform the intense Zero G stunt as seen in The Mummy. The Mummy Escape Game is an immersive 10-player live-action experience, whereby guests are recruited as security guards to solve interactive puzzles to save mankind from the revenge of an ancient princess who has awakened.

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