Just a little over a month and a half to go until The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor will be unleashed in theaters across North America…I think.
Huh? Wha…? Problems afoot with the production? No, not really. I’m sure I’m being melodramatic; it’s just that director Rob Cohen recently updated his blog with the following:
“I’m here at TODD-AO Dubbing Reel 3 (out of seven) up against the time line, as usual. The baby will soon be out for everyone to see on August 1st, but, in order to make that date with the 4,000 plus prints, everything, including the 949 visual effects shots have to be locked by July 3rd. Time is growing short.”
Now I may have been a little overzealous with the headline, but shit like this is actually par for the course when dealing with a massive production such as this. As close as Cohen and his team are cutting it, I’m sure they’ll meet their date. They better, anyway, or there’s gonna be hell to pay with Universal.
In addition to Cohen burning the midnight oil on his blog, he posted a new international one-sheet (seen above), which beats the domestic version all to hell. Not Drew Struzan quality, but I’ll take it. Sorry about the size, but that’s as big as it’ll go for resolution, so blame Rob Cohen for the lack of definition on this one.
For the third chapter in the series, father-and-son duo Rick and Alex O’Connell unearth the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin — a shape-shifting entity, cursed by a wizard centuries ago. Brendan Fraser returns (sans Rachel Weisz) with a cast that includes Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh and Jet Li.
Click here to check out the rest of Cohen’s blog and have a gander at some pics from post.