Universal Pictures is going big on ‘The Mummy,’ and understandably so.  Their plans to re-launch their “classic monsters” segment as an updated, shared-universe style of film series hinges on this first film really playing well with audiences.  The ‘Dark Universe’ has big plans, including the next announced film, ‘Bride of Frankenstein,’ in 2019.

It makes sense, then, that the creative team behind ‘The Mummy’ wanted to make sure that the film looked and felt authentic.  Fortunately, Universal was with them on this, as it seems they spared little to no expense in taking the case & crew around the world to visit actual exotic locations for filming the myriad parts of the world where the action takes place.

Take a good look at this behind-the-scenes video about filming locations and activity for ‘The Mummy,’ interspersed with short clips from the actors themselves talking about the filming experience:

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.

‘The Mummy’ premieres in American theaters on June 9, 2017.

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