How to make a Hollywood blockbuster like “The Mummy” in 5 simple steps
Ever wanted to make a film seen by Millions of people in every corner of the world, walk the Red Carpet and take in the applause of your adoring fans?
Step 1 - Write a Killer Story
Simply head to your local coffee shop and write something that will change the world. A story so powerful that it will live forever, retold anew for every generation.
Hopefully you’ll manage to create something as good as “The Mummy” a story that’s been captivating the world since film began.
Step 2 - Book the Talent
You’ve got your story, now you need to pick up some stars, if you can get them how about:
Step 3 - Sets
Authenticity is key, CGI is great but if you want people to really believe you’ve got build it.
Bare minimum would be:
Step 4 - Stunts!
Nothing shows a film’s blockbuster pedigre more than its stunt work. The Mummy of course takes this to the next level. FYI if you want to follow in it’s footsteps and crash a plane what you’ll need is:
And at the end you’ll have 20 seconds of glorious footage.
Step 5 - $$$$ Money
So we’ve got the sets, the stunts, the stars, we’ve got the props, the costumes and a killer story to tie it all together. But how much do we need to pay for it....
About $125,000,000 should just about do it... Better check behind the sofa.
Who knows, you might even get yourself a franchise. with Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) alongside Dr. Jekyll (Russell Crowe), we can expect to see some true horror icons re-imagined; including Van Helsing, The Invisible Man (with Johnny Depp), Frankenstein's Monster (Javier Bardem) and Bride of Frankenstein.
Ok so maybe it's not that simple to make a Hollywood Blockbuster... If you want to see how it's done watch The Mummy - Out now
Princess Ahmanet is ‘The Mummy’, an ancient Egyptian princess who was entombed beneath the desert, and who has awoken to claim what is hers and wreak her vengeance upon mankind.
Over the millennia of her imprisonment, her anger and hatred has only grown, and she brings with her horrors beyond human comprehension. She could destroy everything, and only Nick Morton has a chance of stopping her.
Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters with ‘The Mummy’, resurrecting the classic monster franchise with Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella.