Universal Plans Massive 'Mummy' Sarcophagus for Hollywood Event

Tom Cruise will be on hand for the May 20 event.
Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Universal's The Mummy reboot is going big before hitting theaters next month.

The studio and RealD have revealed it will bring a 75-foot, seven-ton sarcophagus to the Hollywood and Highland gateway in Los Angeles on May 20 for The Mummy Day. According to the studio, this will be the largest single vertical structure that has ever been assembled at the gateway. The sarcophagus requires eight weeks to construct and more than 160 hours to install.

The event will be streamed on The Mummy Facebook page and Fandango's Facebook page at noon PT. Tom Cruise, will be there, alongside director Alex Kurtzman and stars Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella and Jake Johnson. 

Fans who attend will be invited to try The Mummy VR Zero Gravity Stunt Experience — showcasing the much touted zero-g plane stunt from the film — and The Mummy Escape Game, an immersive game in which guests will be recruited as security guards who must solve interactive puzzles to save mankind.

The Mummy opens June 9 in RealD 3D and IMAX 3D.

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