A scant two days after giving us our first look at Jet Li in his upcoming “Mummy 3” movie (seen in mid-air delivering a drop kick at Brendan Fraser’s mug, no less), director Rob Cohen has provided a second look at Jet as the Dragon Emperor (thumbnail to your left, bigger version below) over at his blog. This one isn’t quite as exciting — Jet on a horse, uh, riding it through some desert. Eh. Still, I like what Cohen is doing. Jon Favreau is doing the same thing with his Iron Man movie, and people love the lug for it. Cohen is smart to keep fans updated with goodies like this, and I wish more directors would do this.
Just a quick one, family, to give you the first look at Jet Li as the Emperor riding into battle about to re-take command of 5000 terracotta mummies. The sword fight between Jet and Michelle Yeoh that I have been shooting for two days is nothing less than poetry. Such great stars of World Cinema, mano a mano against the desert mountainscape as the whole battle roars behind them. This a landmark day for me and my film.
Photo by Jasin Boland.