Universal had been hoping to draw audiences into a whole new shared universe with a reboot of The Mummy next summer, but it now appears that we won’t see shuffling, bandaged ghouls terrorizing whoever takes over for Brendan Fraser until March 24, 2017. Show More Summary
Yesterday, Universal announced that the next installment of the Fast & Furious franchise would arrive with Furious 8 hitting theaters on April 14th, 2017, but that's not the only release date news that the studio had in store. They've...Show More Summary
Universal Pictures has updated their upcoming film slate on Boxofficemojo.com. First off is Legendary Pictures video game adaptation, Warcraft, directed by Doug Jones (Source Code). The fantasy epic features an all-star cast that includes...Show More Summary
Several films on Universal's slate are doing the release date shuffle, including the sequel to Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM and Uni's Alex Kurtzman-directed reboot of THE MUMMY. Universal was originally set to release...Show More Summary
The Universal Monsters brain trust is having a cramp as the studio is pushing the entire universe back by a year. Things started with last year’s Dracula Untold and were to continue in The Mummy next year. Instead, the Alex Kurtzman-directed reboot will now hit theaters on March 24th, 2017. The rippled effect pushes back […]
The three tentpoles are scheduled for 2016 and 2017. Read the full article on AICN Out of Cinemacon comes a new batch of release dates for a handful of Universal’s big upcoming tentpoles: Duncan Jones’ WARCRAFT, which was scheduled for March 11th of next year, will now come out on June 10th, 2016. Show More Summary
paleologus: Anonymous artist Grave chamber of the sculptor Nebamun and Ipuki Scene: Grieving widow before the mummy circa 1350-1300 BCE Mural Thebes
Source: ICE. There are times when you wonder if there is a lack of imagination when it comes to naming operations but 'Mummy's Curse' is probably one of them.Put that aside, ICE has announced that it is has returned "dozens" of Egyptian...Show More Summary
“Operation Mummy’s Curse” is said by the press release to be "an ongoing five-year investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) targeting an international criminal network that illegally smuggled and imported more than 7,000 cultural items from around the world" (note the "ongoing" - I wonder if it really is). Show More Summary
The late-night host ends up looking like a mummy
Teen girl #1: Fuck Egypt, let’s go back to your house and have those Jell-o shots. Teen girl #2: Fine, but it’s like 2:00; my nanny has totally eaten them by now. –The Met
The Lake home where fire officials recently removed a "mummified" body will go up for auction, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The 1904 Queen Anne Victorian is not currently listed for sale; instead, the owners have appointed Tim Hawko...
Links for you. Science: Mummies reveal how tuberculosis ravaged the heart of 18th century Europe Back to Brontosaurus? The Dinosaur Might Deserve Its Own Genus After All Funding decisions: the NIH method (in a rare exception, I’ll link to something … Continue reading ?
Bodies found in a 200 year-old Hungarian crypt have revealed the secrets of how tuberculosis (TB) took hold in 18th century Europe, according to a research team led by the University of Warwick. One of the 265 mummies resting in cardboard...Show More Summary
As children, we constantly asked the rather inquisitive question to our parents; 'but why mummy?' We wanted to understand why things, situations or people were the way they were. It was a natural fundamental need to help us understand the ways of the world. Show More Summary
This photomicrograph reveals Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria using acid-fast Ziehl-Neelsen stain; Magnified 1000 X. The acid-fast stains depend on the ability of mycobacteria to retain dye when treated with mineral acid or an acid-alcohol solution such as the Ziehl-Neelsen, or the Kinyoun stains that are carbolfuchsin methods specific for M. Show More Summary
A newly published study of the mummies in the crypt of the Church of the Whites in the town of Vác, northern Hungary, has found they harbored multiple strains of tuberculosis all descended from a common ancestor in the late Roman period (396-470 A.D.). Contemporary TB infections are usually caused by a single strain. The [...]
Universal Pictures has been developing a modern day take on The Creature From the Black Lagoon for decades. And while we’ve seen multiple Mummy movies, The Wolfman and various incarnations of Dracula and Van Helsing, the Creature has yet to make it back to theaters. With the Universal Monsters shared universe in motion, starting with […]
Samples from mummies in a Hungarian crypt have revealed that multiple tuberculosis strains derived from a single Roman ancestor that circulated in 18th-century Europe, scientists said Tuesday. Their findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, drew on a remarkable, if gruesome, source....