The blockbuster global Mummy franchise takes a spellbinding turn as the action shifts to Asia for the next chapter in the adventure series, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
. Brendan Fraser
returns as explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li
) in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son Alex (newcomer Luke Ford
), wife Evelyn (Maria Bello
) and her brother, Jonathan (John Hannah
). And this time, the O'Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse who threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service.
Doomed by a double-crossing sorceress (Michelle Yeoh
) to spend eternity in suspended animation, China's ruthless Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 warriors have lain forgotten for eons, entombed in clay as a vast, silent terra cotta army. But when dashing adventurer Alex O'Connell is tricked into awakening the ruler from eternal slumber, the reckless young archaeologist must seek the help of the only people who know more than he does about taking down the undead: his parents.
As the monarch roars back to life, our hero finds his quest for world domination has only intensified over the millennia. Striding the Far East with unimaginable supernatural powers, the Emperor Mummy will rouse his legion as an unstoppable, otherworldly force...unless the O'Connells can stop him first. Now, in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
, the trademark thrills and visually spectacular action of the Mummy
series will be redefined for a new generation.The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
is helmed by director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious
) and written by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (Spider-Man 2
, television's Smallville
). Reprising their roles as producers in the series are Bob Ducsay, Sean Daniel, Stephen Sommers and James Jacks.
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and keep up to date with all things Mummy:
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Director Rob Cohen's production blog also contains plenty of updates and features to hold over even the most excited Mummy
fan! Check it out at http://www.robcohenthemummy.com
Also, keep an eye out for the following launches in the upcoming weeks:
- Chariot Chase Down game
- Scrolling timeline of China
- Four interactive locations – Museum, Shangri-La, Yeti Mountain, and Han's Tomb
- Dragon Emperor's Challenge on AOL The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
charges into theaters on August 1, 2008!
More about "Tomb of the Dragon Emperor":
-Read why Rachel Weisz wouldn't reprise the role of Evvy
-Director Rob Cohen wasn't too happy that Weisz didn't return
, however star Brendan Fraser praised Maria Bello for her performance