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Russell Crowe says The Mummy reboot will "scare the sh*t out of you"

05.09.2016

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Last week it was reported that Russell Crowe was in talks with Universal to play Dr. Jekyll in the studio's classic movie monsters universe, and during an interview with Collider, the actor confirmed that he will be making a cameo appearance as the character in Alex Kurtzman's THE MUMMY reboot. Crowe, who is out promoting Shane Black's THE NICE GUYS, also said he's excited to work with Tom Cruise.

I’m gonna play Dr. Henry Jekyll, Fellow of the Royal Society. It’s very interesting, what they’re gonna do with that stuff. I’ve had a couple of chats about it with the director (Alex Kurtzman). I’ve known Tom Cruise since 1992, or something like that. When he was married to an Australian, I was really good friends with him. But when he got divorced, I was part of the settlement package, and I went to Nicole [Kidman].

Crowe went on to say that he's very confident in Kurtzman's directing abilities before teasing that the reboot is “designed to seriously scare the shit out of you.”

He really understands the world and he’s been around a long time, on a lot of big projects. He knows how to get something from an idea on the page onto a soundstage and into a camera. Sure, I would imagine he’s scared shitless right about now, and having a hard time sleeping because he’s got ten million things on his mind right now. But when we started talking about this idea, there were a few things I put up in the air and he picked up on them. Those kinds of creative collaborative conversations, if they’re explosive like that from the first time you start talking, and somebody says something that goes off in your mind and that bumps up something that you say and that other person bounces off of that, you’re actually in a really good place. How they’ve pulled all of this stuff forward into a contemporary world and how they’re building it out from there, and how all of the different character interweave into each other’s stories, it’s fantastic.

I, for one, hope that I will be leaving the theater both moist and stinky from fright after watching THE MUMMY, but I'm still not completely sold on the reboot, or Universal's plans for a shared cinematic universe featuring their iconic movie monsters. How high or low are your expectations for the planned films?

THE NICE GUYS will theaters on May 20th, while THE MUMMY is scheduled to open on June 9, 2017.

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Source: Collider

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12:54PM on 05/10/2016

False.

It will scare us by how bad it is. Military vs Mummy is going to suck.
It will scare us by how bad it is. Military vs Mummy is going to suck.
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5:24AM on 05/10/2016

thats great

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1:44AM on 05/10/2016

I want my mummy

Expectations low but hope is high for the Universal Monsters. They were probably the most responsible for getting me into horror and movies. I like the A-list star power but have not heard of any casting or plans that are likely to scare me. At best I think we may get some cool adventure stories, but Dracula Untold did not bode well for the dark and creepy. I waited the whole film to see him transform into the iconic Count but instead got a modern romantic ingenue at the end. Fingers and
Expectations low but hope is high for the Universal Monsters. They were probably the most responsible for getting me into horror and movies. I like the A-list star power but have not heard of any casting or plans that are likely to scare me. At best I think we may get some cool adventure stories, but Dracula Untold did not bode well for the dark and creepy. I waited the whole film to see him transform into the iconic Count but instead got a modern romantic ingenue at the end. Fingers and everything else crossed for this series.
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8:06PM on 05/09/2016

Love the idea but not the time period....

I will wait to see a trailer for this before I judge but I would have preferred a period piece.

If Russell says it'll scare the shit out of us then he must be singing in it....
I will wait to see a trailer for this before I judge but I would have preferred a period piece.

If Russell says it'll scare the shit out of us then he must be singing in it....
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12:37PM on 05/09/2016
Still dubious about how Jekyll fits into a Mummy story. And the idea of bringing him into the 21st century. But I won't argue with the casting, nor the prospect of seeing Crowe share the screen with Tom Cruise.
Still dubious about how Jekyll fits into a Mummy story. And the idea of bringing him into the 21st century. But I won't argue with the casting, nor the prospect of seeing Crowe share the screen with Tom Cruise.
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6:19PM on 05/09/2016
I'm thinking Jekyll will have a small part. Maybe a cameo to set up for a solo Jekyll film. That's my guess.
I'm thinking Jekyll will have a small part. Maybe a cameo to set up for a solo Jekyll film. That's my guess.
12:31PM on 05/09/2016
I'm anxious to see how this monster reboot plays out. I really hope it's successful. I'm a huge fan of both Cruise and Crowe.
I'm anxious to see how this monster reboot plays out. I really hope it's successful. I'm a huge fan of both Cruise and Crowe.
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11:42AM on 05/09/2016
Crowe and Cruise are both awesome. Highly looking forward to this!
Crowe and Cruise are both awesome. Highly looking forward to this!
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11:39AM on 05/09/2016
Expectations still low, but with each casting news it's starting to go up.
Expectations still low, but with each casting news it's starting to go up.
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11:16AM on 05/09/2016
I really hope Russell Crowe would steal the show. He's due for a great comeback role.
I really hope Russell Crowe would steal the show. He's due for a great comeback role.
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10:55AM on 05/09/2016
I would really love to see all of this come together as I am a big fan of horror, Cruise, and Crowe. For those doubting that a shared universe could work with the classic monsters I have 2 words. Penny Dreadful.
I would really love to see all of this come together as I am a big fan of horror, Cruise, and Crowe. For those doubting that a shared universe could work with the classic monsters I have 2 words. Penny Dreadful.
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8:13PM on 05/09/2016
Penny Dreadful has no limitations on adult content because it airs on Showtime. These films will have to contend with PG-13 ratings because you can bet your ass they're not ballsy enough to try and make an R-rated shared universe.
Penny Dreadful has no limitations on adult content because it airs on Showtime. These films will have to contend with PG-13 ratings because you can bet your ass they're not ballsy enough to try and make an R-rated shared universe.
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