Rise and Rise of The Mummy

Published: 08th June 2017 01:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2017 01:19 PM  

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The film was about a mummy named Imhotep (loosely inspired by a historical figure of the same name), who gets revived by a magic scroll. He ventures out to the city in search of his lost love, whom he believes to have been reincarnated. (Graphics | Vijesh C K)
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The film followed the adventures of the popular comedy team Abbott and Costello, played by William 'Bud' Abbott and Lou Costello, who meet the mummy Klaris, a cousin of Kharis. (Photo|Universal-International)
The franchise took a new turn when the British producers, The Hammer Films, started a new series. The company was also famous for initiating other horror series such as Frankenstein and Dracula.
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The 1999 film, The Mummy, saw the franchise getting rebooted once again by Universal Studios. The film was loosely based on the first film. With state-of-the-art visual effects and organic humour within its story, the film starring Brendan Fraser in the lead went on to become a huge success at the box office despite getting mixed reviews.
This made way for The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008). With the last two films not really living up to the hype, the fourth sequel was cancelled. (Photo|Universal Pictures)
The events of the film take place 5,000 years before the happenings of the Mummy Trilogy which by themselves happen between 1923 and 1946. The Scorpion King announced the big, official entry of Dwayne Johnson to Hollywood. (Photo|Universal Pictures)
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The film will also be the first installment in the Dark Universe film series which comprises of planned reboots for several monster/thriller films released between the 30s and the 50s. (Photo|Universal Pictures)
It is expected that all these reboots will be set in the present, and includes Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, Gill-Man (Creature from the Black Lagoon), The Invisible Man and a Van Helsing film.
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