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Press: ‘The Mummy’ Brings a Crypt Full of Special Features With Its Blu-Ray Release

POP CULTURE – The first film in Universal Pictures’ “Dark Universe” slate of remakes, The Mummy, will be available for digital download on August 22 and on Blu-ray and DVD September 12. For those of you who are fans of a film’s special features, you’re in luck, because The Mummy will be packed with plenty of goodies.

 

 

The film’s special features are as follows:

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Cruise & Kurtzman: A Conversation Rooted in Reality – Tom Cruise and Alex Kurtzman discuss the making of The Mummy.
  • Rooted in Reality – Filmmakers and cast reveal how they broke away from old tropes and traditions to create a dynamic and realistic 21st century monster movie.
  • Life in Zero-G: Creating the Plane Crash – Watch Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, and the crew shoot the incredible plane sequence.
  • Meet Ahmanet – Sofia Boutella shares the excitement of reinventing a monster icon.
  • Cruise in Action – A behind-the-scenes look at Tom Cruise’s most memorable Mummy stunts.
  • Becoming Jekyll and Hyde – Find out how the casting of Russell Crowe brought a bold new dimension to the roles of Jekyll and Hyde.
  • Choreographed Chaos – Watch as cast and filmmakers create an epic outdoors clash between ancient and modern worlds.
  • Nick Morton: In Search of a Soul – Tom Cruise describes what drew him to play a man seemingly without a soul.
  • Ahmanet Reborn Animated Graphic Novel – Witness Ahmanet’s descent into the monstrous underworld as she is reborn into the Goddess of Chaos and Wrath.
  • Feature Commentary with director and producer Alex Kurtzman and cast members Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, and Jake Johnson

 

Press: See Atomic Blonde for free at Comic-Con 2017

EW – Comic-Con is going blonde.

 

Charlize Theron and director David Leitch will be on hand at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego for an exclusive screening of Atomic Blonde. The Cold War-era spy thriller made its debut at South by Southwest earlier this year, but before it hits theaters nationwide on July 28, Comic-Con attendees will get a chance to be among the first to see the film.

 

Theron also will be taking center stage at Comic-Con as part of EW’s annual “Women Who Kick Ass” panel. This year will mark the first-ever “Icon Edition” of the panel, spotlighting Theron’s Oscar-winning career from Monster and Arrested Development to Mad Max: Fury Road and Atomic Blonde.

 

Theron stars in Atomic Blonde as the British spy Lorraine Broughton, a tough-as-nails agent working in ‘80s Berlin. “I hadn’t seen another character like her out there,” Theron told EW earlier this year. “She doesn’t apologize for anything. We made her strong and feisty. She’s cheeky. These were all things I responded to.”

 

The Atomic Blonde screening will be held at UA Horton Plaza 8 at 8 p.m. on July 22. Seating is first-come, first-served, and it’s open to all SDCC badge holders ages 21 and over.

 


 

It doesn’t appear that Sofia will attend but I’ll keep an eye out for her.

Press: Sofia Boutella Joins Michael B. Jordan in ‘Fahrenheit 451’

VARIETY – “The Mummy” star Sofia Boutella is set to join Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon in HBO’s film adaptation of the novel “Fahrenheit 451.”

 

Ramin Bahrani is directing.

 

Based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, the TV film depicts a future where the media is an opiate, history is outlawed, and “firemen” burn books.

 

Jordan will play Montag, a young fireman who forsakes his world, battles his mentor, and struggles to regain his humanity. Shannon will play Beatty, Montag’s fireman captain and mentor.

 

Boutella will play Clarisse, an informant caught between the competing interests of Montag and Beatty.

 

Jordan will also serve as an executive producer on the project, producing through his Outlier Productions. Other exec producers are Sarah Green of Brace Cove Productions, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen, and Bahrani, who is also co-writing with Amir Naderi. David Coatsworth is a producer.

 

Boutella already has a busy summer with “The Mummy,” where she plays the iconic monster opposite Tom Cruise, opening on June 9, and “Atomic Blonde” alongside Charlize Theron bowing in July. She is currently filming “Hotel Artemis” opposite Jodie Foster.

 

She is repped by CAA and 42 in the UK.

Universal Cancels ‘The Mummy’ London Premiere Following Manchester Bombing

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.

Universal To Celebrate ‘The Mummy Day’ With Tom Cruise & 75-Foot Sarcophagus Takeover

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.

New UK Promo for The Mummy Explains Why It’s Worth Paying For

The Industry Trust is the UK film, TV, and video industry’s consumer education body, promoting the value of copyright and creativity. They are currently running a campaign titled “Moments Worth Paying For,” which inspires viewers to respect the value of creative content by demonstrating that film, TV, and video have an entertainment value worth paying for.

 

Sofia Boutella, star of Universal’s upcoming The Mummy, is the latest actor to appear in an exclusive trailer for the campaign, which you can check out below.

 

In the video Boutella talks through the thrilling and spectacular action featured in The Mummy and how seeing it on the big screen gives the biggest and best impact, showing that the terrifying and heart-stopping moments really are worth paying for.

 

The Industry Trust’s consumer education campaign continues to deliver the core message – inspiring audiences to choose the big screen experience, and the trailer directs UK audiences to the industry-funded film search engine FindAnyFilm.com, which signposts them to legal content sources so they can book, buy, and watch at their convenience.

 

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‘The Mummy’ New Trailer Shows More of Sofia Boutella’s Creepy Villain

 

Don’t mess with an angry mummy.

 

Universal dropped the terrifying new trailer for its latest take on “The Mummy” on Sunday, which shows Sofia Boutella’s evil mummy, Ahmanet, on a quest to swallow the earth. But don’t worry — she won’t if Tom Cruise has anything to say about it.

 

Cruise’s Nick Morton unearths Ahmanet from her crypt, and, as seen in the first trailer, dies in a plane crash while trying to transport the mummy. However, he’s resurrected himself, and is joined by Annabelle Wallis’ Jenny Halsey and Jake Johnson’s Sgt. Vail on his quest to stop Ahmanet from destroying the world.

 

“She will not stop until she makes our world her own,” says Russell Crowe’s Dr. Jekyll of Ahmanet in the new footage.

 

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Sofia Boutella to Receive “CinemaCon Female Star of Tomorrow Award”

 

Universal Pictures’ “The Mummy” and Focus Features’ “Atomic Blonde” Arrive in Theaters on June 9, 2017 and July 28, 2017 Respectively

 

Sofia Boutella will receive the “CinemaCon Female Star of Tomorrow Award,” it was announced today by CinemaCon Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), will be held March 27-30, 2017 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Boutella will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, March 30, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon.

 

“Sofia is a remarkably skilled and disciplined actress who has translated astonishing talents in dance to the big screen,” noted Neuhauser. “With her ability to mesmerize audiences through some of the most diverse, captivating and physically demanding roles in Hollywood, she is poised to be the next great female star. We are excited to honor her as this year’s “CinemaCon Female Star of Tomorrow.”

 

Boutella is a multifaceted talent whose career exemplifies her artistic versatility, magnetic strength and charisma, and on June 9, 2017, she will star alongside Tom Cruise in Universal Pictures’ “The Mummy,” the all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization. Thought safely in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Boutella) 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.

 

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