Cohen Directs 3rd `Mummy’ Film in China

October 23, 2007 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

Jet LiRob Cohen has started shooting the third installment of “The Mummy” films starring Brendan Fraser in a desert valley north of Beijing.

In a blog entry on his “Mummy” Web site, Cohen says he’s filming a battle scene between a family of explorers and a resurrected ancient Chinese emperor, played by Jet Li, and his 5,000 terra-cotta warriors.

He will later shoot a scene featuring the Chinese emperor racing through Shanghai’s famous waterfront Bund in 1946 in a chariot drawn by four bronze horses.

Fraser is reprising his role as explorer Rick O’Connell in “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” Maria Bello plays his wife, Evelyn, and Luke Ford is son Alex.

Michelle Yeoh will portray a sorceress, and Russell Wong is one of the Chinese emperor’s enemies brought back from the dead.

Cohen said the China shoot, which involves a crew of 2,000 people, has been helped by good weather.

The film is expected to be released next summer.



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