Brendan Fraser, a Hollywood actor feels that 2017’s Tom Cruise reboot of The Mummy was not “fun”. Continue reading
Brendan Fraser, a Hollywood actor who immortalized (pun intended!) ‘The Mummy’, felt that the 2017 remake of the film with Tom Cruise in the lead was not “fun”.
Variety reports that Fraser was not invited back to Universal’s 2017 reboot of ‘The Mummy’.
Instead, Tom Cruise was left to face the consequences of uncovering an ancient tomb. Variety quoted Brendan as saying that it was difficult to make the movie. We had fun with our Mummy. That was the key ingredient. This was the only thing that was missing in the original film. It was too straight-ahead horror film. “The Mummy” should be thrilling, but not scary and terrifying.
Fraser said, “I know how hard it is to do it,” He said, “I tried it three times.”
Fraser also said that he is open to revisiting the franchise which made him a superstar. He admits that he doesn’t know how this would work. “But I would be open to it if someone had the right idea.”
Stephen Sommers, director of ‘The Mummy,’ revealed that Fraser was cast because he had a specific set of skills.
He said, “He could throw and take a punch and had a great sense for humour.” He is a great guy. He is not arrogant or cocky.
He said that Fraser performed as many stunts as possible, even injuring one knee, but he was able to continue the film. Sommers said that Fraser was open to doing whatever we asked of him.