If you are looking for another comedic adventure through the sands of Egypt with Brandan Fraser and gang, you are excavating in the wrong tomb. This reboot of The Mummy franchise is headlined by none other than Tom Cruise, albeit in a more spectacular and darker tone as compared to the original trilogy.
Aside from the gorgeous vistas of the sweeping sands of the Middle East, we get a look at the vengeful ancient princess portrayed by Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond) and her supernatural powers. With Tom Cruise in tow, you can most certainly expect stunts, and one of them is the plane crash seen in the trailer.
Shot 90% practically at 25,000 feet, the Novespace Airbus used free fell from the sky as the pilot enacted a total of 60 parabolas (repeated weightlessness sessions). Each parabola allowed for the filming of a key sequence in the scene. The blend of practical and post-production visual effects made for one jaw-dropping scene and we have the behind-the-scenes look right here for you to learn more:
Cruise is joined by a cast including Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond), Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).
The Mummy is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.
The Mummy opens in cinemas on June 8, 2017.