Do any of you remember The Mummy film? No, not the horrible 2017 reboot. I mean the original 1999 version starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. Well, if you loved that old film like I did and never got the home media version, then soon, you will be able to stream it for free. Along with the increasingly worse sequels, but those are at least forgettable.
Imhotep Returns (For Streaming)!
It was recently announced that the original (and fortunately still only) The Mummy trilogy will soon be coming to Peacock. To clarify: The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor will be heading to streaming there, alongside the spinoff of the second film: The Scorpion King. All of these films will arrive on Peacock on August 1, 2022, joining The Mummy animated series already on the streaming platform. However, the other films in the The Scorpion King series are noticeably absent. Apparently, they don’t quite count as part of this franchise.
If you want to watch any of these The Mummy films/series, then all you have to do is subscribe to Peacock. The first tier is entirely free with ads, so if you’re looking to watch films and shows without needing to pull out your credit card, then this might be the streaming service for you.
The Mummy: Details
The Mummy is a 1999 fantasy horror action-adventure film directed by Stephen Sommers (The Adventures of Huck Finn, Van Helsing, G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra). Sommer also wrote the screenplay, and cowrote the story with Lloyd Fonvielle and Kevin Jarre. James Jacks and Sean Daniel produced it, with Adrian Biddle responsible for cinematography. Bob Ducsay did the editing, with Jerry Goldsmith composing the music.
The Mummy stars Brendan Fraser as Rick O’Connell, Rachel Weisz as Evelyn Carnahan, John Hannah as Jonathan Carnahan, and Oded Fehr as Ardeth Bay. Arnold Vosloo also stars as Imhotep, with Kevin J. O’Connor as Beni Gabor.
As for what the film is about? Well, IMDb does have a synopsis for it. Check it out below:
“At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreak havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.”