Tom Cruise, crazy white guy, has become known for risking life and limb to bring some seriously badass sequences to the screen. Cruise is never afraid to do his own stunts in order to ensure that his movies feel as real as possible, and upcoming reboot The Mummy is no exception. In this behind the scenes video released by Universal, Cruise is up to his crazy old tricks.
In order to film a zero gravity sequence, a set was built inside an actual airplane taken 25,000 feet up in the air and into, well, zero gravity. Cruise was on board. Hollywood wackiness ensued.
Check out the vid below and see The Mummy on June 9.
Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle, 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”).
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.
The creative team 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.