Earlier this month, the full trailer for The Mummy gave us a good look at the forthcoming reboot of the Universal Monsterverse that will bring back classic horror icons like Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolfman, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Invisible Man and more. But The Mummy is the first one out of the gate with Tom Cruise leading the blockbuster action adventure with horror elements throughout, and a new international trailer has just surfaced that gives us a little more insight into our main character.
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The summer movie season hasn’t started yet, but after The Fate of the Furious‘ monster opening weekend at the box office, it almost feels like it’s already begun. Two other mega popcorn movies coming up are The Mummy and Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Director Alex Kurtzman will try to launch the monster universe, while Kon-Tiki directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg attempt to breathe new life into the Pirates franchise.
Below, watch The Mummy TV spot and a new look at Pirates 5.
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Here’s a passage from A Wanted Man, where author Lee Child describes the character of Jack Reacher: “He was one of the largest men she had ever seen outside the NFL. He was extremely tall, and extremely broad, and long-armed, and long-legged. The lawn chair was regular size, but it looked tiny under him. It was bent and crushed out of shape. His knuckles were nearly touching the ground. His neck was thick and his hands were the size of dinner plates…A wild man.”
But when it came time to bring the character to the big screen, the lean, short, and far more composed Tom Cruise was cast in the part, leading to much eye-rolling from longtime readers of Child’s novels. In fact, many people wondered why they didn’t just cast Dwayne Johnson. Well, it was on the table: Johnson says he went after the part.
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The first trailer for Universal’s remake of The Mummy only gave a hint of the horror in store for Tom Cruise in the first installment of the new Universal Monsters shared universe. But now a new trailer offers a further glimpse at the return of an ancient princess who was imprisoned in a tomb and left to die, and now she’s out to destroy the modern world so she can rule over the world she once knew.
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UPDATE: Director Christopher McQuarrie has clarified this story just a bit:
The Mission: Impossible movies don’t need city-leveling CGI set pieces or characters created entirely through motion capture. They already have the greatest special effect of all time. That special effect is called Tom Cruise. Ageless, fearless, and seemingly built in a laboratory to withstand stunts that would have (sane) actors calling for their doubles, Cruise has upped the ante with each Mission: Impossible movie, finding new and exciting ways to risk his life for the sake of our “Oohs” and “Aahs.” He will one day die on a movie set at the age of 91, looking like he’s 45, with a smile on severed head. He probably tried to surf on a helicopter blade.
Anyway, Mission: Impossible 6 will apparently feature a stunt so extreme that Cruise trained for a year so he could pull it off.
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Anyone who loves Tom Cruise knows that the actor can’t help but tackle some kind of crazy new stunt for his blockbuster action movies. They’ve become a staple of the Mission: Impossible franchise, and now he’s bringing that same spectacle to The Mummy.
In the new action adventure tentpole that will mark the beginning of a Universal Monsters cinematic universe, there will be a zero gravity action sequence that takes place in a cargo plane. We’ve already gotten a taste of this sequence in the first trailer for The Mummy and the featurette that arrived shortly thereafter. Now a new behind the scenes video gives us a closer look at The Mummy zero gravity stunt. Read More »
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is making room for one more with Mission: Impossible 6. Actor Henry Cavill, best known for playing Superman and his terrific performance in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., has signed on to play a role in the IMF. Shooting begins next month on Christopher McQuarrie‘s sequel.
Below, learn more about the writer and director’s next addition to Paramount’s franchise.
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Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) is in final negotiations to join writer-director Christopher McQuarrie‘s Mission: Impossible 6. Kirby will play a prominent, unspecified role in the sequel. If a deal is made, she’ll start shooting the sequel next month.
Below, learn more about Vanessa Kirby’s role in the Mission Impossible 6 cast below.
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Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the Mission: Impossible film franchise, and while there wasn’t much celebration surrounding the big screen adaptation of the classic film series, soon fans will have something to be excited about with a new movie starting production later this year.
Mission: Impossible 6 is already slated for a release in the summer of 2018, and director Christopher McQuarrie recently appeared on the Empire magazine podcast to discuss what he and franchise star and producer Tom Cruise have in store this time. While there will be plenty of action again, this time McQuarrie wanted to dive deeper into the character of Ethan Hunt. Oh, and they’re going to throw Tom Cruise off something tall.
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Tom Cruise is known to run as fast as he can at some point in almost every single movie that he stars in. However, one clever video editor wanted to have a little more fun with Tom Cruise by having him fall through a bunch of movies that he doesn’t star in.
Taking footage from Cameron Crowe’s 2001 film Vanilla Sky and splicing it with clips from Men in Black III, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Avengers and more, the video sees Tom Cruise free falling quite quickly. If you think this video is going to end with Tom Cruise safely suspended above the floor like in the first Mission: Impossible, think again.
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