First Mummy 3 Images from Rob Cohen!

Jet Li enters the Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

Jet Li has arrived on the set of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and director Rob Cohen has updated his blog to provide some behind-the-scenes stories -- as well as a few new stills.

In an entry posted yesterday, Cohen talks about the excitement of Li's arrival in Montreal:

Jet Li finally has joined us in Montreal and the production has palpably kicked up into a higher gear.

As I shoot our "trekking through the Himalayas" sequence where our heroes are searching for Shangri-la, I am madly refining the Emperor/Rick O'Connell fight with stunt co-ordinators Ku Huen Chzu (known to everyone as Dede) and Mark Southworth. It's a real contrast in styles, Brendan's and Jet's, highly balletic, powerful Wushu vs. the brutal directness of Krav Maga plus magic and shape-shifting creatures leading to the the climax aided by Luke Ford and the clash of armies overhead.

I have seven days to shoot it so this will be my last entry until China. We wrap here next Thursday; then I'm off to L.A....then straight to Beijing and Tian Mo, the desert three hours north of the capitol.


The director goes on to include three shots of the cast in action; Cohen says they've all "been shining with equal light." Here's a look at Brendan Fraser in full Mummy 3 mode -- click on the link below for a look at the rest!



Source: Rob Cohen

Comments

dahluzz

joe shmo

"...plus magic and shape-shifting creatures leading to the the climax aided by Luke Ford and the clash of armies overhead."

God this is gonna suck. if i even understood what his sentence meant i could begin to tell you why.

Oct 3 - 06:49 AM

LFMartins

Luis Martins

Is it me or Fraser looks like Leon from Resident Evil 4 on that pic?

Oct 3 - 07:45 AM

Saint Leonidas

Derek Duquette

Yes, yes he does.

Oct 3 - 08:13 AM

Demonknight

Juan Carlos Cavazos

Just bleach his hair and there you go... Resident Evil 4! Now with less Milla!

Oct 3 - 09:48 AM

Shatter24

Jeremiah Rancourt

We have no reason to believe this will suck. Both of the prior films were good. This one's going to be different enough, to make it a legitimate film on its own right. Jet Li and Brendan Fraser are fun actors to watch, I can't wait to see this. Plus, Rob Cohen is not known for directing crap.

Oct 3 - 07:46 AM

eastern2western

peter liu

Plus, Rob Cohen is not known for directing crap.

You are kidding right. Fraser has not started in a hit film in about a decade. Jet Li's english language films are infamouse for its crapiness. Rob Cohen is well known for directing second rate pop corn action movies.

Oct 3 - 08:11 AM

Critic(the rapper)

Shaun Nigro

Your comments are overly harsh. No one takes the Mummy that seriously, they just recognize it as an interesting action film...which it is. The Mummy Return just topped the first one so I strongly believe that this new film, which I just found out about and am really excited to see, is going to be just as good as the last one. Look at it for what it is: an action film, nothing more, nothing less.

Oct 3 - 09:16 AM

Saint Leonidas

Derek Duquette

Yes, yes he does.

Oct 3 - 08:13 AM

TortillaSoup

Richard Fernandez

LEON...HELLLLLLLLP

Oct 3 - 08:33 AM

Critic(the rapper)

Shaun Nigro

Your comments are overly harsh. No one takes the Mummy that seriously, they just recognize it as an interesting action film...which it is. The Mummy Return just topped the first one so I strongly believe that this new film, which I just found out about and am really excited to see, is going to be just as good as the last one. Look at it for what it is: an action film, nothing more, nothing less.

Oct 3 - 09:16 AM

clamman27

Rob Clark

The Mummy films were just really fun popcorn films. They weren't brilliant, they weren't awful... just fun. If you were looking for depth or to have your life changed, you were watching the wrong movies.

Mummy 3 concerns me because there is a change of cast and director/writer. Might make it better, might make it worse... only time will tell.

Oct 3 - 09:46 AM

north021884

Deb North

I completely agree. The Mummy films were purposefully over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek fun...esp. the 1st film. I LOVE Brendan Frasier...a quietly underestimated actor. Not done anything worthwhile? Did you see Crash, the Oscar winner from a couple of years ago?
I admire his career choices - he alternates mainstream action stuff like this with very serious, stretch roles like that.

Let's look forward to a summer of fun....all this, plus Indy, plus Batman!!!

Apr 3 - 07:34 PM

Demonknight

Juan Carlos Cavazos

Just bleach his hair and there you go... Resident Evil 4! Now with less Milla!

Oct 3 - 09:48 AM

MattBaerFTW

Matt Baer

i for one have enjoyed The Mummy films i think i was in middle school when the first one came out but i still enjoy both of em i watch it the other day there good films to watch when i cant make up my mind because they are nothing more nothing less than entertaining and sometimes thats really all i want when i watch a movie

Oct 3 - 10:22 AM

blinkybrown

John Blincoe

The Mummy films are fun. The second one was not quite as good as the first, but still enjoyable overall. The series is sort of a second rate Indiana Jones. Not nearly as great, but still fun in its own way. I hope this will still be fun, even though the entire cast isn't the same. I also hope it will have less of the kid in it (he was the biggest problem in the 2nd one). Either way, I'll see it.

Oct 3 - 10:35 AM

blank blank

bob jones

shatter24, with all due respect, i completely disagree with everything you said. cohen IS crap. i give you... stealth. fraser has never been the lead in any good movie. Li's english movies suck.

is it just me, or does maria bello look REALLY weird in that picture.

Oct 3 - 11:01 AM

jacketman

Brian Thatcher

Yes. He did do Stealth. He also has made 'some'(though debateable, I will admit) halfway enjoyable movies too. Thats all the Mummy is.
Fraser was in a movie with Michael Caine a few years back. Other than that he was in .... o yeah. 2 Mummy movies. You might not have like them but the box office count certainly disagrees.
You don't need Spielberg and Hanks to pull this one off.

Oct 3 - 11:47 AM

jacketman

Brian Thatcher

Yes. He did do Stealth. He also has made 'some'(though debateable, I will admit) halfway enjoyable movies too. Thats all the Mummy is.
Fraser was in a movie with Michael Caine a few years back. Other than that he was in .... o yeah. 2 Mummy movies. You might not have like them but the box office count certainly disagrees.
You don't need Spielberg and Hanks to pull this one off.

Oct 3 - 11:47 AM

Bigbrute

Jeremy Mercer

I have to agree that these movies are terrible, and the third will be no better. Indiana Jones is fun...Mummy is irritating...now it can be irritating with a different cast.

Oct 3 - 11:49 AM

Racer Z

Shannon Potratz

Let us just HOPE that this one is better than Mummy Returns. Ugh. Doesn't anyone remember the craptacular CG "The Rock" Scorpion sequence? And I haven't seen anything decent from Rob Cohen since Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.

So I can understand peoples' skepticism over this one.

Oct 3 - 11:52 AM

AlterAssassin

Brandon Ridenour

Is that Leon from Resident Evil 4? Lol.

Oct 3 - 03:00 PM

Master of Unlocking

Corey Lancaster

Haha

glad I'm not the only one who immediately thought of Mr. Kennedy upon seeing this.

Oct 3 - 03:14 PM

Silverevilchao

Silver The Evil Chao

While it's nice to see a sequel to what was a completely ridiculously fun-to-watch movie series (and isn't that what movies are supposed to be in the first place?), I'm a bit scared over this one. NOT based on something pseudo-Egyption? Lacking 99.9% of the original cast? Shape-shifers and magic? WTF?

Oct 3 - 03:14 PM

damvbat

damv bat

God you people suck do you people know what a summer movie is. Summmmmmerrrr movie.

Oct 3 - 04:21 PM

blatchy

First Last

Since when are we completely supposed to obliterate our expectations for summer movies? There's a difference between mindless entertainment and crap...and Cohen is an AWFUL director. Stealth was horrid, XXX wasn't too cheesy to be cheesy, The Skulls was awful, Fast and Furious was a prebuscent wet dream, and Daylight was just plain bad. He's on my short list of the worst big film directors out there.

Another example at throwing crap at the wall and seeing what sticks. And US moviegoers will adhere... to the tune of about $150 million.

Oct 3 - 04:51 PM

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