The Mummy

Trivia: According to director Stephen Sommers, Universal Studios phoned him the morning after the film's release and said "We need another one."

Trivia: The scene where the library shelves fall like dominoes was not CGI, and was done in one take - a reshoot would have taken an entire day to set up.

Trivia: Production designer Allan Cameron found a dormant volcano near Erfoud in Morocco where the entire set for Hamunaptra could be constructed.

Trivia: Anck Su Namun's body paint took 6 hours to apply each time.

Trivia: Almost all of the muzzle-flashes in the film were digitally added, for two specific reasons. The first being that sometimes muzzle-flashes simply don't show up on film. And second, due to the environment in which the film was made, sand would constantly jam-up the guns the production was using, often in the middle of a shot.


Trivia: The soldier-mummies were not in the original script. Instead, Jonathan would accidentally bring to life a giant statue. It was cut for the enormous cost the computer effects for the statue would have incurred, and replaced with the soldier-mummies, since they could be accomplished mainly with old-school suit effects mixed with only minimal CG for specific shots.


Trivia: The location name "Fort Brydon" comes from the character "Colonel Brydon" who appeared in Stephen Sommers' earlier movie The Jungle Book, played by Sam Neill.

Jedd Jong

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jonathan picks up the scarab, it breaks open and the beetle inside starts to crawl under his skin. We see Brendan Fraser tear Jonathan's shirt and cut the beetle out of him. However, in the very next scene, we see Jonathan walking into the temple, his shirt is intact and there is no blood to be seen. (01:37:05 - 01:38:30)

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