Celebrity News : One of the most anticipated films for fans of the monsters, ‘The Mummy’ has already arrived in the cinemas. This film will treat a different story to the films of ‘The Mummy’ starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. This reboot inaugurates the new cinematic universe of the classic monster of Universal, baptized like Dark Universe.
Fans who come to see the film will encounter an Easter Egg that refers to the 1999 movie ‘The Mummy’. Directed by Stephen Sommers, Rick O’Connell’s first film garnered brutal public success. After this, it was followed by two more sequels, ‘The Mummy Returns’ and ‘The Mummy: The Dragon Emperor’s Tomb’, but without a doubt, the most successful was the first movie.
The reference to the film of Fraser is intuited quite well, Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) and his partner Jeny Harley (Annabelle Wallis) are in a room where there is a gold book that is familiar to us. A close-up falls on this book so that we can recognize it perfectly. It is the book of Amun-Ra, a manuscript that the characters of Fraser and Weisz use to defeat Imhotep.
A nod to the 1999 film, although it seems unlikely that these stories take place in the same world, while Fraser’s film was set in 1920, Tom Cruise‘s “The Mummy” is currently set.
We know that Tom Cruise likes to star in his own action scenes, and if he is by his side, he runs the risk of suffering some damage, but you also run the risk of saving your life. That was what happened to Annabelle Wallis during the filming of a scene. Wallis and Cruise were filming a scene on a zero-gravity plane, which took 64 shots to carry it out, and one of those shots could have cost the British actress’s life.
Thanks to the interview that made for Access Hollywood, we could know that thanks to Tom Cruise can continue telling this story: “I had to put a parachute pack on me and the pack got stuck. There was a thing wrapped tight around my neck and I was like, ‘Oh my God! I’m stuck and the gravity is going to return and it’s going to choke me. It was this amazing Tom that I looked and I could not get myself a-hooked and said ‘Tom! I’m stuck, I’m stuck!
And in the classic Tom Cruise mode, came, “The plane was coming out of weightlessness about to hit gravity and I heard the countdown ‘5, 4, 3 …’ At three I said, ‘I’m stuck!’ And Tom was like, ‘Annabelle, do not worry I got you,’ and he ran and freed me and we returned to earth and he’d saved my life. So I feel very indebted to him. It was literally around my neck choking me, then with two or three seconds left, there he was – the hero. “
Recall that Universal launches with this film his ambitious plan to create a new saga of monsters, as Marvel with his superheroes. In fact, Russell Crowe is featured here as Dr. Jekyll and later will star in his own film. The same will happen with Johnny Depp, signed to give life to the Invisible Man, and other stars to come (it is rumored that the studio wants Angelina Jolie and Dwyane Johnson).
Jon Spaihts, Christopher McQuarrie, and Alex Kurtzman have worked on the film’s script, which has been made by Kurtzman; Is his second work as a director after debuting with the indie drama ‘People Like Us’. The cast of ‘The Mummy’ is completed with Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Sofia Boutella, who plays the monster after his outstanding roles in ‘Kingsman: Secret Service’ and ‘Star Trek Beyond’.