Ah, “The Mummy 3″. Or as it’s officially known, “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”. I’ve heard a lot of grumbling, most of it centered around the fact that Rachel Weisz didn’t return in the role of Evie O’Connell, with the role having gone to Maria Bello. I’m not so much concern about that change in actress, even though, like a lot of people, I have come to appreciate and adore Weisz as the klutzy but nerdy-hot Evie O’Connell. But as they say, it is what it is, and Maria Bello isn’t all that big a step down from Rachel Weisz, acting-wise. Sure, the accent will be affected instead of genuine, but still, Maria ain’t exactly chop liver, boys.
Anyhoo, the plot:
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 laid 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.
Jet Li kicks some Caucasian ass August 1, 2008.
Poster via The Mummy 3 Blog.
Yes, that’s right. Rob Cohen simply posted the teaser on his production blog. He didn’t make us solve stupid puzzles or run around town looking for a movie theater or bowling balls, or engage in some viral marketing bullshit. Also according to Cohen, more images from the movie will be showing up tomorrow.