The Mummy

Seven dream castings for the Dark Universe

June 8, 2017

Today marks the Australian release of The Mummy. The Tom Cruise led action flick will be the first film in the newly announced ‘Dark Universe’, a project that will revive Universal’s classic monsters that debuted in the 20’s and 30s’. The likes of Frankenstein’s Monster, Wolf Man and the Invisible Man are all set to […]

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The Mummy (USA, 2017) Director Alex Kurtzman talks about launching the Dark Universe, Russell Crowe and that airplane scene

June 7, 2017

The Mummy Director Alex Kurtzman sits down in Australia with The Iris’s Larry Heath to talk about bringing Russell Crowe into the Dark Universe, the responsibility on him to launch the new cinematic series, working with Sofia Boutella, *that* airplane scene and more. Watch our full interview here: The Mummy hits Australian cinemas today, Thursday, […]

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Film Review: The Mummy (USA, 2017) disappointingly squanders any promise it showcases

June 7, 2017

In 2014 it was believed that the Luke Evans-led Dracula Untold was going to launch Universal Studios’ proposed shared universe of classic movie monsters.  Dubbed Dark Universe, the ambitious project akin to the connected phases of Marvel and DC films ultimately let that idea fall to the wayside when the aforementioned feature was hardly the […]

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Tom Cruise and the cast and director of The Mummy talk “Dark Universe” and the film at public Q&A in Sydney

May 25, 2017

On Tuesday, at Sydney’s World Square, a giant, hand carved Sarcophagus sculpture, build entirely out of sand, was unveiled. Taking 250 man hours to create, it’s reveal was certainly a cause for celebration, so the cast of the film it was inspired by – The Mummy – popped by to show it off and answer […]

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Universal’s classic monsters set to return with Depp, Bardem and more in the “Dark Universe”

May 24, 2017

It’s alive! Coinciding with the Sydney premiere of The Mummy, Universal Studios have given a name to their long gestating shared universe. Entitled the “Dark Universe”, the franchise has also received some big name casting choices too. Johnny Depp has signed on to play The Invisible Man while Javier Bardem has been cast as Frankenstein’s Monster. The two stars […]

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The Mummy summons Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe for red carpet duties in Sydney

April 4, 2017

Hot on the heels of the release of the new trailer for The Mummy comes news that Sydney will act as the first stop on a global tour headlined by the film’s star Tom Cruise. Cruise, alongside co-stars Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella (who stars in the titular role) and director Alex Kurtzman, will […]

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The Mummy reboot gets its first trailer as the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe officially launches

December 5, 2016

Another year, another new franchise reboot. This time it’s for The Mummy, following on from the Brendan Fraser fronted trilogy of the same name. Directed by Alex Kurtzman (People Like Us), this time around the series will star Tom Cruise as our lead, Nick Morton, with Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek […]

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Russell Crowe joins Tom Cruise in The Mummy film

May 5, 2016

It’s been reported that Russell Crowe will be joining Tom Cruise in the film The Mummy. Crowe will be playing the role opposite to Cruise’s character in the film, set to be directed by Alex Kurtzman. Word is that Crowe will be playing the famed Dr Jekyl – a role that seems more than worthy […]

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New Girl’s Jake Johnson joins Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis in Mummy reboot.

March 10, 2016

Known for his work in New Girl, and a recent brush with Chris Pratt’s left shoulder in Universal’s Jurassic World, Jake Johnson will join the cast of The Mummy alongside Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella and Peaky Blinders’ Annabelle Wallis. Under the direction of Alex Kurtzman, the story will take place in the modern day, with […]

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Annabelle Wallis joins Mummy reboot

March 8, 2016

Annabel Wallis, known for her work in Peaky Blinders and horror flick Annabelle, is set to play an Archaeologist in Universal’s upcoming reboot of The Mummy. She joins Sofia Boutella and Tom Cruise with Alex Kurtzman set to direct. Castings aside, little is known about the film – though it is expected to tie into Universal’s shared universe of monster movies and be tonally-different […]

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