Tom Cruise goes weightless in lofty new BTS video for The Mummy

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Mar 17, 2017

For those of us who suffer from mild acrophobia, this new featurette showing the BTS fun while filming the Zero-G plane crash in Universal's The Mummy will not help cure our irrational fear of flying.  But it is a chaotic kick in the pants to watch Tom Cruise and the cast floating and careening around the fuselage of an airliner like some bizarre game of human being pinball!  

The entertaining video below reveals the inner workings behind this pivotal scene teased in the trailers, and explains how the filmmakers and camera crew pulled off the stunt by creating their own version of the Zero-G "Vomit Comet" by building a set inside an actual airplane and having it dip and climb to produce brief intervals of weightlessness.

Here's the official studio description for The Mummy:

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

Hang onto your butts and divebomb into this gravity-defying featurette and let us know if you'd be the first one to pop your parachute.

Directed by screenwriter Alex Kurtzman (Fringe, Star Trek), The Mummy shuffles inot theaters on June 9, 2017. 

(Via Geek Tyrant)