The blockbuster Mummy franchise takes a spellbinding turn as the action shifts to Asia for this new chapter in the adventure series: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Brendan Fraser returns as explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor (Jet Li) in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure by son Alex (newcomer Luke Ford), wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) and her brother, Jonathan (John Hannah). And this time, the O'Connells must stop a mummy awoken from a 2,000-year-old curse that threatens to plunge the world into his merciless, unending service. We recently caught up with director Rob Cohen as well as cast members Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Luke Ford, and Isabella Leong for a series of exciting interviews. To watch our exclusive video featurette, click on the clip below:

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor opens August 1st, 2008.

B. Alan Orange