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The Mummy Re-Release Announced for 25th Anniversary

Today, Universal Pictures announced the U.S. theatrical re-release of the blockbuster action-adventure The Mummy in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

The film, directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Oscar winners Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, along with John Hannah and Arnold Vosloo, will return to theaters nationwide on April 26, 2024.

The Mummy Re-Release Announced for 25th Anniversary

Universal said: “The Mummy made a thunderous debut in May 1999, commanding an impressive $43.4 million domestically during its opening weekend, solidifying its place atop the box office charts.

“With its compelling mix of heart-pounding action, captivating storytelling, and groundbreaking visual effects, the film quickly captivated audiences worldwide, becoming one of the highest-grossing movies of the year, both domestically and globally.”

Tickets for the re-release of The Mummy will be available for purchase starting on April 5 on Fandango and through theater ticketing sites nationwide. Additionally, audiences can catch the new re-release trailer in theaters beginning April 5th.

“Over the past twenty-five years, The Mummy has become a cornerstone of adventure cinema and has set the bar high for blockbuster entertainment,” said Jim Orr, president of domestic theatrical distribution for Universal Pictures.

“As we celebrate its 25th anniversary, we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring it back to the big screen. It’s a fantastic opportunity for both devoted fans and newcomers to immerse themselves in the exhilarating adventure and timeless story that made The Mummy an unforgettable cinematic experience.”

The Mummy follows the story of American adventurer Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) as he leads an expedition to Hamunaptra, the legendary city of the dead. There, alongside Egyptologist Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) and her brother Jonathan (John Hannah), he unwittingly awakens Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), an ancient Egyptian priest cursed to suffer eternal damnation.

Imhotep seeks to resurrect his lost love, and the team must race against time to stop him before he unleashes unspeakable horrors on the world.

The Mummy left a lasting impact on popular culture, inspiring a successful franchise that includes two sequels, spin-off films, and a prequel series.