Tom Cruise takes to the red carpet to promote "The Mummy" in Taipei

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TAIPEI – Hollywood star Tom Cruise and the cast of the new film, “The Mummy,” attended a red carpet premiere at Miramar Cinema in Taipei City on Thursday.

In an earlier press conference to promote the film, which Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, and director Alex Kurtzman attended, Cruise and Kurtzman shared what they think is to use “originality” to bring back the The Mummy series.

Universal Monsters’ Dark Universe will aim not only to provide horror in abundance, but also overturn perception for the franchise among movie fans.

Cast for Dark Universe: from left ro right; Russell Crowe, Javier Bardem, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Sofia BoutellaPhoto: Universal Pictures

When asked about their favourite monsters that appeared in the movie, Wallis said she liked the mummy and how she saw the struggle of humanity among the monsters that appeared in the movie. Cruise said he liked all of the monsters, and went on to elaborate that the movie was not a “sci-fi monster film,” but a film that uses the monsters to delve into different aspects, including humour and interpretation of “good versus evil.”

For Boutella, she said she had been inspired by the film education that her parents provided at a young age, recalling the first monster movie she watched was a silent film.

She also shared the investment and concentration that the director had put in the making of the film, in order to bring history to the audience, will “let you connect with the characters on screen.”

 

 

Friday, May 26, 2017 – 10:59

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