The reboot for Universal Pictures’ “The Mummy” may not be wrapping production anytime soon, but one thing that is visibly wrapped is Sofia Boutella.
The star of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “Star Trek Beyond” was recently spotted in full-costume while shooting in Central London. In case you didn’t know, the 34-year-old actress will be portraying the title character and these new set images give us a first look at her costume.
Boutella is seen dressed in a classic mummy-looking costume ratty fabric that is wrapped around her body with pale-looking make-up applied on her skin. Judging from the tattoo embellishment on her body, we’re picking up some serious “Queen Of The Damned” vibes here.
The actress certainly looks great here. Of course this isn’t the final look. There’s bound to be some CGI touch-ups done to complete The Mummy overall look.
Thanks to the large fan that is making her hair and bandages fly wild, the sequence in the image below suggests a dramatic scene is taking place with numerous extras and stunt actors flinging themselves while some are dodging for cover as Boutella’s Mummy unleashed her terrifying power. We can’t wait to see how this will turn out with special effects after post-production.
The official synopsis for “The Mummy” reboot is as follows:
“Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
“From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.”
Here’s a little fun fact: Boutella playing the titular villain marks the 1st time in franchise history that a female actress has portrayed the Mummy. Interesting, no?
“The Mummy” reboot is set to be released on 9th June 2017.