The Mummy returning to theaters to celebrate 25th anniversary

The Mummy

The legendary classic reboot The Mummy is returning to theaters in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary.

Originally released back in 1999 and made an instant hit, The Mummy is returning to theaters starting April 25th and will run through May 2nd. Pre-sale tickets are now available via Fandago, Cinemark, and other national theater chains and distributors.

Though production on the remake of the 1932 film of the same name took years, eventually Stephen Sommers was selected to direct based on his version that proposed a more adventurous and romantic take on the myth.

The Mummy stars Brendan Fraser as Rick O’Connell, an ex-soldier and adventurer that runs into Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz), who sets the group on an adventure through the Sahara Desert to find Hamunaptra, the City of the Dead. It is there the curse of the Mummy (Arnold Vosloo) is exacted, and chaos ensues.

Filming for The Mummy took place between Morocco and the United Kingdom with much of the crew enduring a brutal shoot through dehydration, sandstorms, and even snakes that kept wriggling on set. Musical legend Jerry Goldsmith also crafted a masterful soundtrack for the film.

Despite some mixed (and wrong) initial critical reviews, The Mummy was an instant box office success, raking in $416.4 million worldwide against a meager $80 million budget.

The Mummy went on to spawned two sequels, The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), though the latter sadly recast Rachel Weisz. The film also spawned a prequel, The Scorpion King (2002), which also got its own direct sequels.

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