The Mummy Day

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) 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.

In this month’s POP Carpet we highlight The Mummy Day, where a 75-foot Sarcophagus was unveiled in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The largest single vertical structure ever assembled at the Hollywood & Highland gateway, The Mummy sarcophagus stands almost 75 feet in height, 28 feet in width and weighs an astonishing 15,000 pounds.

Princess Ahmanet’s head section alone is 13 feet tall.

This extraordinary feat of engineering took two firms a total of eight weeks to construct, and scores of workers more than 160 hours to install.

Split into 9 different units, her supposed eternal resting place required more than 2,500 square feet of steel.

The hundreds on hieroglyphics on Ahmanet’s ancient tomb tell the story of betrayal by her people, and their attempts to hold her between this world and the next.

 

To prepare Ahmanet’s sarcophagus for its The Mummy Day revealing, the tomb required 18 wide-load tractor trailers to move all of the elements into place.

The Mummy opens in cinemas 8 June 2017

Images courtesy of United International Pictures Singapore

© POPCulture Online 2017

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