Sofia Boutella On The Set Of ‘The Mummy’

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Images of Sofia Boutella have appeared online, showing the actresses in full makeup and costume on set, in London filming Universal’s reboot of The Mummy. 

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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) 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.

Star Trek Into Darkness and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screenwriter Alex Kurtzman will make his directorial debut with The Mummy which stars Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, and Sofia Boutella. It is the first movie in the new Universal Monsters shared universe and has been written by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange and Prometheus).

The Mummy is set to be released in theaters from June 9, 2017.

Source: JustJared.com (via Comicbook.com)

Chris Hartmann

Chris Hartmann

Chris Hartmann is a fanboy writer here at Heroic Hollywood, currently based in Vancouver, BC.

  • JMMagwood

    Wasn’t that Dracula movie from a year or two ago supposed to be part of Universal’s shared universe monster mashup thing?

    • SAMURAI36

      Indeed it was. However, I’m not all that enthused about this continued whitewashing of Afro-Egyptian lore. Seems like Hollywood didn’t learn its lesson with Gods of Egypt.

      Admittedly, I was rather intrigued by the notion of a Classic Monsters Cinematic Universe, but if this is what they will be giving, then I might have to pass.

      Besides, I’m much more enthused with the upcoming Underworld film(s), than I am for this. Not to mention, I, Frankenstein was an awesome film, that I’d hoped would have connected to the UW as well.

      • JMMagwood

        I read somewhere that Tom Cruise is actually playing the Mummy, and not some generic hero character that battles him. Is that serious?!?

        • SAMURAI36

          Yeah, I read the same thing, although I read it as saying that he was playing IN the Mummy, not actually the Mummy himself. But I could be wrong about that.

          Even the description sounds unappealing to me:

          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.

          As Pan-Africanist, it always bugs me when the media places Ancient Egypt in the Middle East, from a cultural perspective, instead of in Africa. For one thing, you will find absolutely NO mummies in the Middle East.

          However, you do in fact find numerous mummified bodies on the African continent from historical and pre-historical times.

          But of course, Hollywood has never been all that concerned with being historically accurate, dating back to the 10 Commandment days.

          • Math

            It’s Sofia Boutella who is playing the Mummy… They are trying to look progressive by making the Mummy a woman, while also getting further away from historical accuracy as you said.

        • Math

          It’s Sofia Boutella who is playing the Mummy… I doubt they would be putting two Mummy in the movie, so I would bet he does play a generic hero character that battles her.

  • AlMC

    That actress is too white to play an ancient egyptian