The Mummy (1999 movie)

1999 adventure film directed by Stephen Sommers

The Mummy is a 1999 American fantasy adventure horror movie. It is set in Egypt in 1926. Stephen Sommers wrote and directed it. The movie stars Brendan Fraser (acting as Rick O'Connell, who is a person who tries to find treasure so he can sell it), and Rachel Weisz (acting as Evelyn 'Evie' Carnahan, who is a person who learns about the history of Egypt) and Arnold Vosloo, acting as the Mummy. The movie has a lot of talking in the old Egyptian language, which was spoken with the help of a group of people who study it for a job. The movie was first going to be to be part of a few low-budget movies but was later given the money it needed to be made into a big Hollywood movie.

The Mummy
Directed byStephen Sommers
Produced bySean Daniel
James Jacks
Written byScreenplay:
Stephen Sommers
Story:
Kevin Jarre
Lloyd Fonvielle
Stephen Sommers
StarringBrendan Fraser
Rachel Weisz
John Hannah
Arnold Vosloo
Music byJerry Goldsmith
CinematographyAdrian Biddle, BSC
Edited byBob Ducsay
Distributed byUniversal Studios
Release date
May 7, 1999
Running time
124 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish, Arabic
Budget$80,000,000 (estimated)
Box officeDomestic:
$155,385,488
Worldwide:
$415,933,406

The Mummy was seen by people for the first time on May 7, 1999. It earned $43 million from being seen in 3,210 places that weekend. It went on to earn $415 million from being seen in total. Other movies were then made. The first was made in 2001. It is called The Mummy Returns. A TV programme was made called The Mummy: The Animated Series. A third movie was then first seen by people on August 1, 2008 and is called The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

CastEdit

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  Portugal 16 April 1999
  United States 7 May 1999
  Colombia 2 June 1999
  Germany 3 June 1999
  Israel 10 June 1999
  Mexico 11 June 1999
  Singapore 17 June 1999
  Brazil 18 June 1999
  Turkey 18 June 1999
  Japan 19 June 1999
  Argentina 24 June 1999
  Australia 24 June 1999
  Hungary 24 June 1999
  Denmark 25 June 1999
  United Kingdom 25 June 1999
  Ireland 25 June 1999
  Malaysia 25 June 1999
  Norway 25 June 1999
  Spain 2 July 1999
  Taiwan 2 July 1999
  Kuwait 7 July 1999
  Iceland 9 July 1999
  Sweden 9 July 1999
  South Korea 10 July 1999
  Netherlands 15 July 1999
  Uruguay 15 July 1999
  Finland 16 July 1999
  Belgium 21 July 1999
  France 21 July 1999
  Hong Kong 22 July 1999
  India 22 July 1999
  Estonia 30 July 1999
  Poland 30 July 1999
  Malta 4 August 1999
  Thailand 11 August 1999
  Slovakia 26 August 1999
  Italy 27 August 1999
  Romania 27 August 1999
  Slovenia 2 September 1999
  Greece 3 September 1999
  New Zealand 16 September 1999

AwardsEdit

The movie won Best Make-Up at Saturn Awards.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Past Saturn Awards". Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Retrieved 2008-01-04.

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