The Mummy Preview Has Tom Cruise Showing Off His Dangerous Stunts

Anyone who has followed Tom Cruise’s career likely knows by now that he has always done most of his own stunts, and with his new adventure The Mummy hitting theaters one month and one day from now, a new preview sheds some light on his commitment to the action and making sure everything looks amazing. This new preview features the actor teasing that he wanted the action in this movie to be “wild and violent and erratic and spontaneous,” while director Alex Kurtzman admits that getting Tom Cruise to star was a “game changer” for The Universal Monsters saga. This three-minute preview reveals plenty of new behind-the-scenes footage of these death-defying stunts, along with interviews featuring Tom Cruise and several of his co-stars, who reveal how inspiring the actor is to work with.

This preview comes from Syfy Wire, who are starting a new campaign called Mummy Mondays, which likely means we’ll get a new preview like this every Monday until the June 9 release date. This preview includes one intriguing stunt where Tom Cruise shoves Annabelle Wallis’ Jenny Halsley out of the way of an overturned bus, before leaping inside and crashing into the seats. Courtney B. Vance (Colonel Greenway) reveals that his co-star’s energy is “infectious,” and he has to top himself every time. Annabelle Wallis adds that Tom Cruise’s passion and determination “lights the way for us all.”

The video also features an interview segment with Jake Johnson (Sgt. Vail), who adds that Tom Cruise gives his co-stars so much enthusiasm that they want to “make the movie that Tom sees.” We also get behind-the-scenes footage of Tom Cruise getting his head slammed into a wall by Russell Crowe’s Dr. Henry Jekyll, while action vehicle supervisor Graham Kelly talks about scenes where Tom Cruise is actually driving these stunt cars himself. Graham Kelly admits that whenever Tom Cruise gets behind the wheel, it “brings on the nerves,” because he is a good driver and a fast driver. Jake Johnson also adds that he wanted to “pull the plug” on a scene where he was on top of a collapsing building with Tom Cruise, but by the time it was over, he wanted to do another take.

We also get more behind-the-scenes footage from the zero gravity stunt, which we had seen in an earlier preview. Director Alex Kurtzman adds that Tom Cruise brings “every ounce of energy” he has to his performance, while the new Mummy herself, Sofia Boutella reveals that she has never worked with someone more committed to to their craft in her entire life. The video ends with another amazing example of how committed to realism Tom Cruise is on this movie. This scene in particular shows Tom Cruise rolling down a hill, and he actually has the wherewithal to “find his frame” and look at the camera in mid-air, to prove to fans when they watch this movie, that it’s really him taking this tumble, with Alex Kurtzman stating that he’s the only actor in the world who could do that.

Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters. The Mummy hits theaters June 9, going up against A24′s horror-thriller It Comes At Night and Bleecker Street’s Megan Leavey. Take a look at this new preview for The Mummy below.

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Vintage Guardians of the Galaxy Walkmans Are Selling for Big Bucks on Ebay

The Walkman and cassettes have been gaining popularity lately, but not as much as the TPS-L2 Walkman that was used in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Part of the charm of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is the use of nostalgia, specifically through the soundtrack and the use of cassette tapes. The population who was around in the 1980s remembers the cassette tapes and the advent of the Walkman was a big deal. Listeners could now bring their music with them on the go and ignore each other in public places, but more importantly listeners could listen to whatever they wanted, wherever they wanted, and whenever they wanted. This may not seem like a big deal to kids today, but this was the iPod of a generation.

As products or inventions get phased out, there becomes a certain demand for them years down the road for certain reasons. One of the big reasons to purchase a relic from the past is because someone sees something that they used to have as a child in a Hollywood blockbuster movie. And that’s exactly what’s happening now with Peter Quill’s TPS-L2 Walkman that has been featured in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, which also happens to be the first Walkman ever produced. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the TPS-L2 is fetching hundreds of dollars and even thousands if they are in working order and come with the original orange foam headphones.

The TPS-L2 was released July 1, 1979 and cost $200 (which is almost $600 today), which was quite a bit of money for a new piece of technology. In addition to listening to music, one could use the Walkman as a dictation device as it also had a microphone for recording. Another interesting feature of the TPS-L2 was that it had two headphone jacks, so that two people could listen at the same time, a feature that faded away from most Walkmans afterwards.

Children of the 80s and early 90s remember the mix tape all too well. You could record all of your favorite songs from a vinyl record, the radio, and even compact discs to make the ultimate mix tape to share with friends or loved ones. This is done today with the playlist and it’s a lot easier to do now, but back in the day there was an art to perfecting the mix tape. One of the more recent perfected mix tapes is Awesome Mix Vol. 1, the soundtrack to The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1. Director James Gunn nailed the essence of a perfect mix tape and used it as the backdrop of a Hollywood blockbuster movie.

At the moment there is no news about the revival of the digital media player Zune that was brought back at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but who knows? If it’s used heavily in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the Zune could see it’s first ever bout of popularity. So go look in the drawers for the Zune because you never know if it’s going to be worth hundreds of dollars in 2020.


David Lynch Is Done Directing Movies

There are a lot of positives about the modern Hollywood landscape, but there are also some very brutal truths to it. Most studios are primarily interested in very bankable franchises or things that they know will provide them a huge return at the box office. That has made it hard for some filmmakers to get the type of movies they want to make going. This has led legendary director David Lynch to announce that he is officially done directing movies.

The writer/director recently spoke with The Sydney Morning Herlad and, since he hasn’t directed a movie in a while, he was asked if he is ever planning on making one again. While he was reportedly uncertain at first, he definitively said “Yes, it is,” when asked if Inland Empire was indeed his last movie. David Lynch did provide some reason for his unceremonious retirement from directing movies, though. Here’s what he had to say.

“Things changed a lot. So many films were not doing well at the box office even though they might have been great films and the things that were doing well at the box office weren’t the things that I would want to do.”

This may be a bummer to cinephiles, but it also may not be the most surprising thing to hear. David Lynch hasn’t directed a movie since 2006′s Inland Empire more than a decade ago, so it isn’t as though that element of his career is booming. That isn’t to say that the man hasn’t kept busy, because he most definitely has, but he just hasn’t managed to find himself in the director’s chair for a movie. Given the current landscape, that also isn’t all that surprising. David Lynch was never a huge box office draw, but he is an incredibly influential and beloved filmmaker.

Even if David Lynch is true to his word and doesn’t wind up directing another movie, his legacy is already cemented and will go down as one of the more memorable auteur filmmakers of all time. From 1977 to 2001, before his alleged last movie Inland Empire, Lynch directed Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Dune, Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk Me With Me, Lost Highway, The Straight Story and Mulholland Drive. Nearly every one of those movies are classics in their own right, in some way. Dune is famous for taking a pretty big swing, even if it was a bit of a miss in the eyes of many. But movies like Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive are true, timeless classics that are among the best movies made in their respective decades.

Though David Lynch seems fairly certain he won’t be directing any more movies, there is no need to worry. He is still going to be leaving his mark on the world of entertainment. Most notably, the upcoming revival of Twin Peaks is very much his baby. He directed all 18 episodes and co-wrote all of them with Mark Frost. At one point, he and Showtime had something of a disagreement and he walked away from the project. That prompted many of the cast members to stand in solidarity with David Lynch, saying that there is no Twin Peaks without him. That speaks to the level of talent he has and the level of respect others have for him. So those still looking for some David Lynch goodness can tune into Showtime for the Twin Peaks revival on May 21.


Deadpool 2 Shoot Gets Delayed by One Week

It looks like we are going to have to wait just a little bit longer for those first Deadpool 2 set pics, everyone. Production on the highly-anticipated sequel has been delayed, but not by that much. Deadpool 2 was originally slated to begin production on June 19, but that has now been bumped back to June 26. So it is just a week, but that is still one week less that the creative team will have to lock the movie after production before the release of Deadpool 2 next year.

The news comes courtesy of Omega Underground who are reporting that production on Deadpool 2 is now going to start on June 26 and will wrap on October 6. This is coming from local production sources working in Vancouver. Hearing that things have been delayed, even if it is just a week, may trigger some minor alarms for some fans. But it is just a week and that could give the creative team just a bit more time to tighten things up before cameras start rolling.

Often times when production is delayed on a movie of this size, it has a tendency to affect the release date. However, since it is only a week, and since there will still be plenty of time for post-production, this shouldn’t mess with the current release date for the Deadpool sequel. Deadpool 2 will be shooting for about four months, which is a solid amount of filming, but is to be expected for a blockbuster movie of this size. The first Deadpool also shot in Vancouver, and any comparisons that can be made between this movie and the first movie are probably good, since the first one did so well.

Despite the fact that Fox has already released a teaser trailer for Deadpool 2, which is more or less a short film that the studio was able to attach to Logan, few details are known about Deadpool 2. But with production ramping up at the end of next month, don’t be surprised if the studio winds up starting their surely entertaining marketing campaign with some kind of announcement once filming begins. Perhaps we’ll get a video with Ryan Reynolds in costume introducing the new cast or explaining the basic plot of the movie? Either way, we should be getting some news about Deadpool 2 soon once the cameras start to roll.

Deadpool 2 is set to be directed by David Leitch (John Wick), who is taking over for Tim Miller. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have returned to write the script, with the help of Drew Goddard. The cast for the movie includes Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Briana Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as Colossus, Karan Soni as Dopinder and Leslie Uggams Blind Al. Deadpool 2 is set for release on June 1, 2018.


Proof Predator and Terminator Take Place in the Same Movie Universe?

Fan theories are often little more than fun, and when it really comes down to it, they’re probably nothing substantial in the scheme things. But every once in awhile, one comes around that has some serious legitimacy to it, and could change the way we look at a particular movie franchise. Or in this case, a couple of franchises. If there is any truth to this latest theory, it looks like Predator and The Terminator are directly linked to one another and take place in the same movie universe.

Aside from the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in both movies, as Dutch in Predator and the T-800 in The Terminator, there is nothing that actually connects those movies and suggests that they exist in the same universe. Until now, that is. The theory comes courtesy of Cracked and, the lynchpin of this whole thing comes from a pretty obscure place. The connective tissue between these franchises may exist in the 1994 Aliens Vs. Predator arcade game, of all places. Here is how Cracked explains it.

“The closest we get to an answer is in the Aliens Vs. Predator arcade game. In the game, we meet a cyborg by the name of Major Dutch Schaefer. Is this the same Dutch we know and adore? Erhm, maybe? The chest size certainly checks out, as both Schwarzenegger and “Major Dutch” could fit an air conditioning unit in a single pec. But all we know, backstory-wise, is that it’s a cyborg created to battle extra-terrestrials. That particular goal seems to imply that his success against the Jungle Predator definitely made him a worthy candidate to be immortalized in metal. This works well within the U.S. government’s purview as well, so it also backs up the theory that they had a hand in creating him. Could the government have purposely sent multiple teams of men into the Predator’s clutches in hopes of finding a perfect template for their robot hero?”

Since Aliens and Terminator are both from the mind of James Cameron, it isn’t that insane to imagine that those franchises could be somehow linked. But Predator being linked to Terminator is a big deal, and this theory only gets more plausible as you continue to dig in. Cyber-Dutch’s serial number is CDS-170A3 in the video game. CDS stands for Cyberdyne Systems, according to this theory, making Cyber-Dutch the proto-Terminator, created by Cyberdyne Systems, the company from Terminator. Jumping to Aliens, the theory states that the android Ash, has a serial number from Hyperdyne Systems; 120-A/2. While the formatting is a bit different, that would match the 170A3 for Cyber-Dutch. It has also been long theorized by fans that Cyberdyne systems eventually becomes Hyperdyne systems, which would help support this element of the theory.

Another huge clue that this theory may be totally legit has to do with the original plan for the Alien Vs. Predator movie. According to Cracked, the movie was originally going to include Arnold Schwarzenegger, but he wound up winning his recall election and stayed on as the Governor of California. Had he lost, the movie series was going to have a cyborg version of Dutch fighting Xenomorphs and Predators. While this could just be coincidental, it is very intriguing.

None of the Terminator movies show who the model for the T-800 was, which make this theory much more plausible. But there is a deleted scene from Terminator 3 that features Arnold Schwarzenegger as a character named Sergeant Candy, who’s appearance was used as the basis for the T-800 (though Candy had a much different accent that was later changed by the military, as seen in the clip). Since that scene didn’t ultimately make the cut, that may not count. So, if that isn’t being considered part of the official Terminator canon, why not see who can defeat an unstoppable alien murder weapon and base The Terminator off of that person? It makes sense, but until someone involved with the franchises comes forward and makes it so, this is just something fun to consider. Though, as fan theories go, this one is pretty solid. Perhaps The Predator reboot will give us the true answer when it arrives in 2018.


Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Unite in American Valhalla Documentary Trailer

Iggy Pop has shared the first trailer for the upcoming American Valhalla movie. The movie documents the making of last year’s excellent Post Pop Depression album, which was a collaboration between Iggy Pop and Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme. The movie also follows the band on their short tour to support the album ending at London’s regal Royal Albert Hall. The collaboration was kept a secret from the public right up until it was released, a rare feat in today’s world of leaks and spoilers.

American Valhalla details the story of how Iggy Pop and Josh Homme got together and apparently it was as simple as a text from Pop to Homme asking if he’d like to work together. Homme being a huge fan of Pop in all stages of his career admits that he had to think about it because he didn’t want to disappoint one of his musical heroes. So the duo decided to work together in secret with Pop sending Homme packages with hand written notes detailing the making of Pop’s first two iconic solo records, The Idiot and Lust for Life, which were collaborations with David Bowie in the late 1970s. Both men decided to work in secrecy in case that either one of them were not 100% satisfied with the work that they had created.

Pop has a hard time getting out of the shadow of his first band, The Stooges as he says in the trailer. Read what he had to say below.

“I became one of those singers whose career is a slave to his band. I wanted an emotional escape, so I decided I had to strike out on my own, live and on record, to see what I was worth.”

Homme also felt those pressures as Queens of the Stone Age casts a pretty large shadow as well. Homme says this.

“So when he (Pop) text me about recording together I was just like… you’re in The Stooges and I’m in Queens and those are heavy things. How do you outrock The Stooges?”

Those themes of getting through one’s past and dealing with human mortality are all over the Post Pop Depression album. It’s interesting to listen to Pop talk in an honest and open way about his life through the deeply personal lyrics that deal with his legacy and future. The collaboration with Homme turned out to be exactly what Pop needed as a personal statement as well as a commercial and critical success, the latter a long time coming for the legendary artist.

Homme recruited Queens of the Stone Age multi-instrumentalist Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders to come out to Joshua Tree, California and work in secret with he and Pop. Fertita admits that he and the band were in awe of recording with Pop and that it was sometimes hard to concentrate. The rest of the American Valhalla trailer shows the band on the road where they picked up two new band members, Troy Van Leeuwen and Matt Sweeney to flesh out the sound and set out to do a small worldwide tour in support of Post Pop Depression. The shows consisted of songs solely from Post Pop Depression and Pop’s first two solo records. Some of the older songs had never been played live before, something that critics and fans alike took notice of and praised.

American Valhalla does not have a set release date, but it does indicate that it will be released theatrically all over the world soon. While fans wait for the movie, Queens of the Stone Age have recently finished recording the follow up to 2013′s …Like Clockwork and Pop is almost done with another new record, both set to be released soon. Watch the trailer for American Valhalla courtesy of Youtube.

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