The Mummy was one of the most successful franchises since 1932. Director Stephen Sommers came up with the great idea of how to bring back dead mummies to life. It is a thrilling combination of mischievous, tragic romance and dusty action. Are you eager to know more about The Mummy movie secrets? Read along to identify more unknown facts about The Mummy.
- The attempts to reboot the movie began in the early 1980s. They began to start a low-budget franchise at that time. However, the project doesn’t find its footing and was abandoned later.
- Universal needed a star for the lead Rick O’Connell for the movie. They offered the main role to Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, and more. However, none of them signed due to scheduling conflicts and lack of interest.
- Another uncovering hidden facts about The Mummy movie is filming. Most of the filming takes place in Morocco because of the dangerous political issues in Egypt. However, Morocco has its significant dangers. All the main cast has kidnapping insurance and the director doesn’t let them know about it until after production wrapped.
- Apparently, shooting was quite rough. Sandstorms interrupted the shooting in the desert every day. Most crew members were hospitalized after being stung by poisonous animals. Brendan Fraser almost lost his life once filming the hanging scene.
The casting of Dwayne Jhonson stands as other untold stories behind The Mummy Returns movie. Sommer said to Entertainment Weekly, “I only shot Dwayne for one day because he had to fly from the Sahara desert for a big wrestling deal.”