For the titular character, see Ahmanet.

The Mummy is an action adventure horror film, and the first installment in the Dark Universe. It was directed by Alex Kurtzman, and written by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie and Dylan Kussman. It was released on June 9, 2017 in the United States.


Production historyEdit

In 2012, Universal Studios announced plans for a modern-day reboot of The Mummy franchise.[2] Len Wiseman was initially set to direct, before leaving the project in 2013.[3] Andrés Muschietti replaced him, but left the following year.[4] In July 2014, Alex Kurtzman took over as director.[5]

Tom Cruise began talks to star as the lead in November 2015.[6] Sofia Boutella began talks the following month,[7] before being cast by Kurtzman.[8] Preceded in the previous months by other casting, Russell Crowe began talks to star in May 2016.[9]

Filming began in April 2016 in Oxford, England.[10] Filming in London wrapped on July 17.[11] Principal production moved to Namibia, wrapping on August 13. Additional photography moved to London until August 26, before finally wrapping.[12]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Mummy (2017) (2017)" - Box Office Mojo
  2. "EXCLUSIVE: The Mummy Remake to Be an Epic Horror Movie Set in Present Day America" - MovieWeb
  3. "Director Len Wiseman Exits ‘The Mummy’ Reboot at Universal" - The Wrap
  4. "‘Mummy’ Reboot Loses ‘Mama’ Director Andy Muschetti (Exclusive)" - The Wrap
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Kurtzman
  6. "Tom Cruise in Talks to Star in ‘The Mummy’ Reboot (EXCLUSIVE)" - Variety
  7. "'Kingsman' Actress Sofia Boutella in Talks to Star in 'The Mummy' (Exclusive)" - Hollywood Reporter
  8. "The Mummy: Filmmaker Alex Kurtzman on Resurrecting Universal's Classic Monsters and Building a Shared Universe" - IGN
  9. "Russell Crowe in Early Talks to Join Tom Cruise in 'The Mummy'" - Hollywood Reporter
  10. "Actor Tom Cruise in Oxford filming for The Mummy reboot" - Oxford Mail
  11. "Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis Photos from The Mummy Set" -
  12. "The Sarcophagus Closes on 'The Mummy'; Principal Photography Wraps!" - Universal Monsters Universe

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