Director Rob Cohen has updated his production blog of his latest film, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, now filming in Tianmo, China, including a new photo of Jet Li and Brendan Fraser fighting:
Today, I shot Jet Li on his black stallion riding into battle in his jade armor. He looked nothing short of an Emperor. He has been totally professional and warm to me and the entire crew, like the prince he truly is.
As to the music: guys, trust me. Randy and I have done two classic scores (Dragonheart, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story) that continue to be used in trailers and commercials a decade and a half later. This will be an original score with new themes, played by the London Symphony Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road Studios. There will nothing "synth paddy" about it. It will be massive, thematic, and pulsing. I have great respect for Al Silvestri but this is a new, re-booted "Mummy" and it will have the score to match.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor arrives in theatres on August 1st, 2008.