Mission Impossible The Mummy Trailer Mash-Up

Earlier this week, the teaser trailer for Universal’s latest attempt to remake The Mummy hit the web. Tom Cruise stars in next summer’s blockbuster that puts a female Mummy at the center of the horror action adventure reboot, and his presence combined with the overall style of the movie gave many the feeling that this was just another Mission: Impossible movie. Well, what if it was?

A new trailer mash-up does some easy editing and turns The Mummy trailer into another Mission: Impossible sequel. All you need is some Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and some conveniently placed voiceover, and we’ve got quite the unique Mission: Impossible movie.

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‘How To Train Your Dragon 3’ Pushed Back to 2019

How To Train Your Dragon 3 release date

Toothless and Hiccup’s next flight will take a little extra time to get off the ground. Universal has pushed back How to Train Your Dragon 3 one year, from 2018 to 2019 — just in time to mark the fifth anniversary of How to Train Your Dragon 2. Meanwhile, the studio has also set a date for Everest, an animated Yeti adventure from Oriental DreamWorks. Get the How to Train Your Dragon 3 release date details and more below.  Read More »

The Mummy featurette

Tom Cruise brings a lot of respectability to The Mummy. More than one would maybe expect from the first entry in the potential Universal Monster Movie Universe, partly because it’s following up the disastrous Van HelsingThe Wolfman, and, a movie erased from the new world of monsters, Dracula Untold. Universal has struggled to bring their iconic monsters back to the big screen in the past, but Cruise’s involvement in this universe, especially after seeing him in the solid trailer, inspires some confidence — and maybe because you know you’re usually in for a fun time with most movies starring Tom Cruise.

Below, watch The Mummy featurette, which features footage not shown in the trailer.

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Universal Monsters Movie Universe

Last year it was revealed that Fast and the Furious producer Chris Morgan was teaming with screenwriter/director Alex Kurtzman to design a Universal Monsters cinematic universe. The plan was to reboot the Universal Monsters properties, including characters such as Dracula, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and Creature from the Black Lagoon, each with their own movies leading to an Avengers-type film that would bring them all together.

The trailer for the first film in the series, The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, was released over the weekend, giving us a first look at the Universal Monster movie universe. I had the opportunity to talk with director Alex Kurtzman about the creation of this world, what their intentions are, how they hope to bring it all together and more. Please note the headline comparison to Marvel is my own, not Kurtzman’s. Although I think its obvious that Kurtzman’s opinion on building a cinematic movie universe seem to closely reflect Marvel Studios’ own philosophies and approach.

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The Mummy airplane sequence

Now that you’ve seen the trailer for The Mummy, you might be surprised to learn that they shot that intense plane sequence partially in the Weightless Wonders reduced-gravity aircraft. Learn more about how Tom Cruise convinced director Alex Kurtzman to film The Mummy airplane sequence in real zero-g weightlessness, after the jump.

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the mummy

Last week I got an opportunity to talk to filmmaker Alex Kurtzman about his upcoming film The Mummy. During our roundtable chat, Kurtzman explained the reason for remaking The Mummy today, what the tone of the movie will be, how to get Tom Cruise to scream in terror, why we see Tom Cruise in a body bag in the trailer, the evolution of The Mummy’s appearance, if this film will feature a romance like the original and how the film’s PG-13 rating affects the story. All this and more, after the jump.

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The Mummy teaser trailer

Fast and the Furious producer Chris Morgan is rebooting their Universal movie monsters into a connected Universal Monsters cinematic universe that begins with Alex Kurtzman‘s The Mummy. I know it’s easy to write off another reboot, and another studio trying to copy the success of Marvel’s connected universe, but this looks really promising. The first teaser trailer was unleashed during tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead. Watch The Mummy Teaser trailer now after the jump.

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Jurassic World 2 Justice Smith (The Get Down)

Jurassic World 2 has been out looking for potential dino chow, and now it’s honed in on Justice Smith. The young star of Netflix’s The Get Down has just been cast in the J.A. Bayona-directed sequel, joining franchise newcomers Rafe Spall and Toby Jones and returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Oh, and speaking of Howard, she’s got some good news coming her way, too. After her Claire spent most of Jurassic World sprinting around the jungle in stiletto heels, writer and producer Colin Trevorrow has promised she’ll get much more comfortable footwear in the next film.  Read More »

The Secret Life of Pets Honest Trailer

As of now, Illumination Entertainment’s animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets is sitting at #3 on the domestic list of the highest grossing movies of 2016. That’s not likely to last once Rogue One: A Star Wars Story storms the charts, but with a worldwide box office total over $874 million, the movie is still a hit. That’s a shame, because it’s not good.

I’ve already lamented in my full review just how disappointing this movie is, despite the fact that kids love it, and now Honest Trailers takes some jabs at the movie that are right on the money. They start by saying the movie is like Toy Story, but with out all the toys, heart, humor or story structure, and that’s being nice.

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