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Episode 849

The Mummy (1999 film)
Sun, 2019-Sep-01 01:35 UTC
Length - 2:33

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The featured article for Sunday, 1 September 2019 is The Mummy (1999 film).

The Mummy is a 1999 American action horror film written and directed by Stephen Sommers. It is a loose remake of the 1932 film The Mummy, and stars Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Kevin J. O'Connor, with Arnold Vosloo in the titular role as the reanimated mummy. The film follows adventurer Rick O'Connell while he travels to Hamunaptra, the city of the dead, with a librarian and her brother, where they accidentally awaken Imhotep, a cursed high priest from the reign of the pharaoh Seti I.

Filming began in Marrakech, Morocco, on May 4, 1998, and lasted seventeen weeks. The crew had to endure dehydration, sandstorms, and snakes while filming in the Sahara desert. The film was the first to use the natural crater formation Gara Medouar, which was later used in the Bond film Spectre and others. The visual effects were provided by Industrial Light & Magic, who blended film and computer-generated imagery to create the mummy. Jerry Goldsmith provided the orchestral score.

The Mummy opened on May 7, 1999, and grossed $43 million in 3,210 theaters during its opening weekend in the United States. The film went on to gross $416 million worldwide. The box-office success led to two sequels—The Mummy Returns and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor—as well as an animated series and the prequel/spin-off film The Scorpion King.

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