Expedition finds Li for 'Mummy 3'


Jet Li is in negotiations to play the villainous title character in Universal Pictures' "The Mummy 3," being directed by Rob Cohen.

Plot details of the script, written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, are being kept under wraps. However, it is known that the action is set in China, with Li's story beginning in ancient times before moving to a post-World War II setting. It is also known that one sequence involves the famous terra-cotta warriors, the collection of 6,000 men and their horses that were originally constructed to protect the tomb of an emperor.

Stephen Sommers and Bob Ducsay along with Sean Daniel and Jim Jacks are producing.

Jeff Kirschenbaum and Erik Baiers are overseeing for Universal.

Li is now in preproduction on an untitled J&J project, which teams him with Jackie Chan. Li was last seen in Rogue Pictures' "Fearless." He is repped by CAA, ACE Media and Bloom Hergott.