Friday, 9 May 2008

Update - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

So last week I put up the new Mummy movie poster (seen above), this week I'm adding a bunch of screen shots to get the juices flowing again. Although I pray to God they don't make this movie too laughable or make the series lose any of it's charm, I do hope there's the same frantic action and fantastic sets (which it looks there is) that have made the first two outings such enjoyable films. My one downer (and it's a pretty big one) is that Rachel Weisz isn't reprising her role as Evie... Supposedly she backed out due to being told she'd be playing mother to the 21 year old Alex O'Connell this time round and thought it was far too early in her career to be playing a character that old. Let's hope that isn't true as it just makes her sound plain stupid. (Sorry Rachel, love you really!)

Anyway below is a bunch of pics showing various bits of the film with the movie synopsis underneath:

-Click the pic for a closer look-

Images are as follows from left to right:

Top row - Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) action pose number one, Rick action pose number 2 (a jumping attack a'la Mummy Returns), The Emperor King himself 'Han' (Jet Li)

Second row - Rick and Alex (newcomer Luke Ford) taking aim, Alex in the midst of the terra cotta army

Third row - Rick and Han mid battle, the mysterious terra cotta army

Fourth row - Double-crossing sorceress Zijuan (Michelle Yeoh), Evelyn O'Connell (new to the role of Evie comes Maria Bello ~Coyote Ugly~)

"Explorer Rick O'Connell is set to combat the resurrected Han Emperor in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son Alex, wife Evelyn and her brother, Jonathan. And this time, the O'Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse who threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service. Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress to spend eternity in suspended animation, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 warriors have laid forgotten for eons, entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta army. But when dashing adventurer Alex O'Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents. As the monarch roars back to life, our heroes find his quest for world domination has only intensified over the millennia. Striding the Far East with unimaginable supernatural powers, the Emperor Mummy will rouse his legion as an unstoppable, otherworldly force... unless the O'Connells can stop him first".

Oooooh boy I can't wait for this one!

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