The film's tagline, "Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters", is a quote from Bride of Frankenstein (1935), which was also produced by Universal.
The movie introduces Russell Crowe as Dr Jekyll which will set up the character for a standalone film in Universals monster universe.
It is intended to be the first installment in a possible Universal Monsters shared universe
Ironically, while casting the male lead in The Mummy (1999), Tom Cruise was considered before director Stephen Sommers eventually selected Brendan Fraser. Eighteen years later, Cruise plays the lead in this remake.
Sofia Boutella's character is named Princess Ahmanet, which is similar (but not related) to Amunet, a primordial Ancient Egyptian goddess that was the consort of the deity Amun.
The Mummy's design and gender were altered due to Apocalypse's look during the post-credit scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
Len Wiseman was originally set to direct, but he dropped out before production began. Wiseman was then replaced by Andrés Muschietti, but he also later dropped out due to creative differences.
This film's tagline, "A new world of gods and monsters," is taken from a line in Bride of Frankenstein (1935), which featured the original Mummy, Boris Karloff. This line also inspired the title of the film Gods and Monsters (1998), which starred Brendan Fraser, star of the 1999 film The Mummy (1999).
Javier Bardem, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, and Eddie Redmayne were all considered to play Dr. Henry Jekyll before Russell Crowe was cast in the role.
The film was partially filmed in London, England, with shooting taking place in July 2016.
The plane crash sequence was partially shot with Tom Cruise on the 'vomit comet' zero-g airplane.
The Mummy is written by Christopher McQuarrie who has previously directed Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher (2012) and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015).
The zero gravity scene took 64 takes and was shot for 2 days in a falling plane. Reportedly, a lot of the crew got nauseous during the scene and vomited, except for the main stars Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis, who were really proud of the stunt.
This remake of "The Mummy" will be released 85 years after the 1932 original version, 18 years after the 1999 remake, and 16 years after "The Mummy Returns".
The film will feature 2 Oscar Nominated Actors - Tom Cruise & Russell Crowe who are collaborating for the first time.
The character played by Tom Cruise was originally named Tyler Colt, but this was ultimately changed to Nick Morton.
The first live action Mummy film to be released since The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).
The release of this film and American Made (2017) mark the first time Tom Cruise has appeared in more than one film per year since 2012. In 2012, he starred in both Rock of Ages (2012) and Jack Reacher (2012).
This remake of The Mummy will come out 85 years after the 1932 Boris Karloff original, 18 years after the 1999 remake of "The Mummy", and 16 years after "The Mummy Returns".
Universal was once the reigning studio of horror films. Starting with Dracula (1931) and all through the decades was known as such to the present.
Dr. Henry Jekyll is a character in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". He struggles with good and the bad attitudes in his life, thus creating the two different personalities, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde whose first name is Edward.
This is not Tom Cruise's first foray into the horror genre. He played a vampire in the film "Interview with the Vampire" (1994).
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