It’s no secret that I disliked The Mummy, and I haven’t seen any of the sequels that followed (I did, however, like the roller coaster at Universal Studios), but I know that this franchise has a lot of fans and continues to make some decent coin for Universal. The third installment is nearly upon us, and this time they’ve added Jet Li to the cast… along with an army of undead terracotta warriors. I think the infusion of martial arts fight sequences kind of goes against the rough and tumble adventure atmosphere of the series, but hey, I’m sure it will sell tickets.
Rob Cohen has taken over as director from Stephen Sommers (yes, Rob Cohen, the man responsible for Stealth, The Fast and the Furious, and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story), while Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville) wrote the latest draft of the screenplay. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor hits theatres on August 1st… will you be there to see it? Check out the first trailer below.