Watch Tom Cruise take you behind the scenes of the epic action-adventure The Mummy in this new video featurette.
The trailer boasted a Mission Impossible-style plane crash that Universal Pictures is selling us “was shot 90% practically.” (From what I understand, Cruise truly does most of his stunts, too.) The below featurette takes us behind the scenes of the crash as well as many other monstrous set pieces that include Cruise coming face-to-face with Russell Crowe’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
“We owe the audience a monster movie,” Kurtzman says in the video, while Cruise explains that he grew up watching these monsters movies when he was a little kid. “I remember being utterly terrified.”
They say all the right things in this featurette, but what sells it for me is my undying devotion to Cruise. Say what you will about the dude, but he’s a ridiculously awesome actor.
“Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and 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.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.”
Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (Annabell, King Arthur, Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Russell Crowe and Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson).
The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.