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'Mummy 3' tidbits

For some reason I've yet to adequately articulate, the Mummy films are some of my favorites. As such, I can't help but be interested in the upcoming third film in the franchise--and here are a couple of tidbits from ComingSoon.

First up, director Rob Cohen started a blog chronicling the production of the film. I'm not sure if it's really his or more of a publicity piece (or perhaps both), but I think it's interesting how Hollywood's picking up on the power and influence of blogging.

The second tidbit concerns the character of Evelyn; according to Maria Bello (whose taking over the role played by Rachel Weisz in the first two films) Evelyn "has the same name, but she's a very different character than Rachel played. She's a bad-ass action chick. I had to train a lot. I had to do wushu, a martial-art form, some kick-boxing, swordfighting, rifle training for a couple of months before we even started shooting." Um. Hrm. One of the things I loved about Evelyn was her bookishness and clumbsy but effective way of getting one over on the bad guys. Maybe I just liked a character I could identify with (re the bookish aspect, I mean). Anyway, we'll see how it all plays out. Cohen is confident, anyway.

And that's it for now.

(Image: From Cohen's blog)


Anonymous said…
The more info that comes out for this film, the worse it sounds. God Bless Maria Bello but she's not a good replacement for Rachel Weisz.