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Old 08-06-2008, 02:55 PM   #1
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The Mummy (2017)

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Rob Cohen Reveals "The Mummy 4" Ideas

"The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" director Rob Cohen spoke with MTV News about a possible fourth installment in the franchise. The interview contains lots of spoilers, so if you haven't seen "Dragon Emperor," read at your own risk.

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Brendan Fraser as an immortal hero up against an immortal villain is just one of many ideas Cohen wants to explore in "The Mummy 4," insisting that a fourth installment is all but guaranteed if audiences respond well to "Mummy 3."

"Rick, because he was treated by the pool of eternal life, Rick is now immortal. I'd love to explore how that plays out for him," Cohen said. "Another spoiler, Jonathan [John Hannah] winds up with the artifact in this film and he doesn't realize, nor do we, what its powers are. In my mind, that artifact still has a lot of prizes in it, the eye of Shangri La, this big diamond."

Cohen also spoke about the geographic location he would like to take the next movie, revealing that Peru or Mexico would be possible settings. "What I'm really happy about is that, by taking 'The Mummy' out of Egypt and putting it in China, by exploring a different approach to the quest for immortality, we now have it clear that the 'Mummy' franchise can travel," he said. "Now we know that if we want to go to Mexico or we want to go to Peru, we can because there's a cultural truth there of the mummies and these beautiful cultures."

"They have a lot of mummies. The Aztec culture had a lot of mummies and some of their mummy designs for the Foundation Army were taken from Mexican mummies that they have found," he added. "So I think that somehow that might make the basis of a good story."

No comments, people. Lucas in comparison to Cohen is a genius!
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:49 PM   #2
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Save The Mummy Franchise!!!!!

http://www.savethemummy.com/index2.html

You Mummy 3 haters might find this to be right up your alley...

Interesting. I might join, except for the fact that I liked Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. I'd probably be roasted alive by the users if they found out my true allegiances.

Though to be honest, the people on this site seem to think that there is this big huge conspiracy taking place, where Weisz was blacklisted and Fraser was unhappy with her absence. To believe, or not to believe? That is the question...

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Old 09-22-2008, 01:26 AM   #3
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I saw it last night I wasn't sure what to expect but after I saw it i thought it was pretty good not great but good the main thing is they didn't ruin it
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:06 AM   #4
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No Rachel Weisz, no Mummy franchise, easy.
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:23 AM   #5
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Uh... only the first one was good anyway. I could really care less what they do with this franchise. I mean they made the spin-off Scorpion King...... Uggghhhh...... and a straight to bargain bin POS sequel recently... Petitions, especially online petitions, never really work anyway.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:04 PM   #6
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No Rachel Weisz, no Mummy franchise, easy.

I'd go more with no Mummy, no Mummy franchise.

Every one else is just along for the ride.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:48 PM   #7
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Last year the renewed Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe launched with Dracula Untold, ending in modern day London. Here's a peek at the 2017 Mummy plot that will lead to Van Helsing's Avenger League:
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The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and his teams surprise the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more then some grave robbers who have all magically died. Upon entering the bunker Tyler and his team also succumb to some mystical forces out of their control. They soon realize the bunker they have infiltrated is actually a centuries old tomb. Mayhem erupts as all the Navy seal members start turning on one another and are captivated by the forces within the tomb. Tyler is the only one to make it all the way deep within the tomb alive to find an Black Iron Sarcophagus. It's marked with Egyptian symbols like the Ankh and Eye of Horus. Here Tyler is entranced by the forces to open up and release what is inside. But after placing his hand onto the sarcophagus he is immediately stabbed in the palm with a star shaped symbol. From then on his mind is cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria.....The Mummy.

Other characters the movie include archeologist Jenny Halsey, shady billionaire Lorenzo Montanari, and Malik leader of the Temple Brothers. Tyler Colt is not The Mummy. He is simply cursed by visions of the Mummy (Ashurbanipul) back when The Mummy was the King of Assyria century's before. That leads Tyler to become recluse and man on the run no longer in the military. Further along in the movie the actual Mummy does indeed awaken and Tyler is the only one who can stop him because again their minds are connected.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:29 AM   #8
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Last year the renewed Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe launched with Dracula Untold, ending in modern day London. Here's a peek at the 2017 Mummy plot that will lead to Van Helsing's Avenger League:
Sounds dubious that such an obscure site gets its hand on a script. Was hoping with the plot that it would have more to do with archaeology...
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:53 AM   #9
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Sounds dubious that such an obscure site gets its hand on a script. Was hoping with the plot that it would have more to do with archaeology...

If only I had a website and broke NDA's...
Oh the things one would see...

(my point is; this is the information era, nothing is impossible to obtain... only improbable)

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Old 06-16-2015, 03:09 AM   #10
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If only I had a website and broke NDA's...
Oh the things one would see...

(my point is; this is the information era, nothing is impossible to obtain... only improbable)

I have an 8 year old. He loves the song: Walk around the Block by Bill Harley. It's the kind of song that could very well epitome the Raven...especially with Improbable

Its also reminds me of that scene in Heat where Neil is discussing the nature of the alarm schematics of the bank and the gentleman herein is saying that it's all out there, you just gotta know how to grab it:

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Old 06-16-2015, 10:32 AM   #11
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If only I had a website and broke NDA's...
Oh the things one would see...

(my point is; this is the information era, nothing is impossible to obtain... only improbable)


The thing with breaking NDA's I think is that the script might see changes due to people breaking it. However the website is so obscure that I dont see this news repeated without credit on every other news site on facebook or twitter. I agree, nothing is impossible to obtain if you know the right people are able to bribe cast and crew into leaking stuff.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:00 AM   #12
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Its certainly not what I expected from another Mummy film, but maybe a change in direction may do it good? Although I must admit I liked the Indiana Jones style of the films.
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:22 PM   #13
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Some more info on the Mummy reboot! So they are going modern day after all.
http://www.slashfilm.com/exclusive-i...ummy-reboot/2/


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So Mummy will be your next movie. After directing your first movie, People Like Us, do you feel ready to direct the kind of big movies that you often write?

Alex: Iíve had the good fortune of being able to write and produce a lot of them now. Iíve spent time with directors whoíve been very gracious with me about really allowing me to sit by their side. Iíve watched them do their thing. Iíve learned a ton. I donít think you can ever really stop learning, especially from people who are that amazing, so I feel ready. I feel really ready to go and Universalís been incredible about supporting our whole monster endeavor, so I feel like Iím going to have amazing people around me in order to help us launch it.

Did the delay from 2016 to 2017 help, giving you more prep time?

Alex: Yeah, it does actually, it really does. My partner in the universe, Chris Morgan, I couldnít be partnered with anybody better as far as someone who understands big movies and big franchises. Obviously, with everything heís done with Fast. I feel like we put together a wonderful team of writers and itís going really well.

Shared universe is a new form of sequels. Does it have different demands and rules and things to celebrate about continuing a story?

Alex: Yes and no for me in the sense that because I started in television and have been in television for a long time now, you approach television from a much more serialized longview place. So you think about not just what is the one story Iím telling, but how do I take this story and tell it over many seasons? Thatís obviously started to be whatís happening with movies but the challenge is, you have to deliver each movie. Each movie has to be satisfying. You canít be so serialized that if you didnít see the movie that came before, youíre really lost. The benefit of being able to exist in a shared universe world is that you can take more time to develop your characters. You can put them in situations that donít necessarily resolve right away. Thatís really exciting. It means that you donít just have to have a beginning, a middle and an end in which everything is resolved. Obviously as a writer, thatís a lot of fun because it gives you a lot of room to grow.

Itís called The Mummy but do you have access to any monster you may need at some point in the story?

Alex: We very well might.

Do you want to have your mummy wrapped in bandages at some point?

Alex: Look, I donít think you can make a mummy movie without having a character wrapped in bandages. I feel like thatíd be doing a big disservice to the mummy. It wouldnít be a mummy otherwise.

Who is the new character youíve invented, Navy Seal Tyler Colt?

Alex: I canít say too much about the character other than to tell you heís not a SEAL.

A modern day Mummy has never been done before. Does that give you new opportunities?

Alex: Absolutely, 100%. The minute itís modern day, the rules change. And yet, whatís really exciting for me is how do you take this ancient creature and make an audience believe that they exist in modern day?

Have you solved that?

Alex: I believe so. I hope so.

Is it connected to Dracula Untold, or is this the start of the Universal Monsters cinematic universe?

Alex: The Mummy isnít connected to Dracula but I think that is an ongoing conversation.

Are you setting it up so any of the characters in your Mummy will be available to future monster movies?

Alex: Thatís very possible.
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Old 11-16-2015, 04:49 PM   #14
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Script review. A female Indiana Jones?
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The Mummy is looking for his crown and his sword, ancient artifacts that are somewhere in Rome, which forces Tyler and Jenny to find these items first. As Jenny tell us, if the Mummy gets these items, he will open up the gates of hell.
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Scriptshadow calls John Spaihts: "the biggest sci-fi screenwriters in town"...

That's quite a claim.
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Old 11-16-2015, 06:49 PM   #16
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I'd have to sit down with this and his Prometheus draft (before Lindelof ruined it) but this is the prevailing opinion. Dr. Strange and Passengers release next year which Scriptshadow is referring to in the past tense.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:09 AM   #17
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Wasn't Dracula Untold supposed to be the "start" of this so called Universal Monster's cinematic universe ?
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Old 12-10-2015, 01:53 PM   #18
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Scriptshadow calls John Spaihts: "the biggest sci-fi screenwriters in town"...

That's quite a claim.

Depends on the town...
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Quite a few production shots of this were recently shared on Facebook. I hadn't realised that it was starring Tom Cruise. What I enjoyed about The Mummy from 1999 was its Indiana Jones feel and setting, it will be interesting to see how this new version set in the modern day pans out. The shots they showed where from London were part of the story takes place in an underground series of tunnels.
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Old 12-01-2016, 11:44 AM   #20
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Teaser poster's up. Trailer soon.



I knew they were going modern with this, but the plain, block lettered, metallic-grey logo is a bit too understated for my taste. A little thematic styling wouldn't have killed them, would it?
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A little thematic styling wouldn't have killed them, would it?

What about four eyes. I lost hope at that scene. I'll see it because Tom Cruise is always entertaining. But beyond that...
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What about four eyes. I lost hope at that scene. I'll see it because Tom Cruise is always entertaining. But beyond that...

Agreed, way too much of a CGI s&*tstorm for me. But, It is Tom Cruise and I always see Tom's movies.

I was hop9ng to se a good rebirth of monster movies. 2016 was a GREAT year for quailty non-gore porn horror movies and Thrillers (Light's out, Don't Breath, conjuring 2, Ouija, OoE, etc.

I woudl love see some quaitly monstermovies. Cloverfield was a step in right direction.
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Russell Crowe gives me hope that this won't be a terrible and/or typical Summer blockbuster. That said, there are a couple of interesting tidbits that give this version hope; otherwise, there's nothing overtly compelling about this trailer make me stand up and take notice.



If this was a period picture, I'd be on board. Right now? Home video. Maybe.


The tag line is still cool.
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:24 AM   #24
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I'm not impressed. It's an unnecessary reboot of a franchise that only had one or two good films to start with. I wish after The Mummy Returns they had dropped the mummy motif and had Fraser's character expand into other adventures. They had the chance to make a fun, Indy-lite series with period pieces and new characters and instead they turned it into a recycled joke. I'm not convinced this reboot is going to do much to solve that.
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I'm not convinced this reboot is going to do much to solve that.

I think movie watchers of late forget one piece of moviemaking that is most key. Studios make movies to make MONEY. This movie will solve that problem.

We all say we want art and true storytelling with rich environments, but we support the opposite with our monies going both the films, and to larger corporate sponsors who want differently. (That is, to make money)

We're all hypocritical viewers in that sense. Unless you're a pirate. Then you're taking what you want without giving anything back.

I'm not calling you out IB, just pointing out something that bothers me about what people say they want and what they truly support.

Argument as old as time really.
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