The Mummy 3 to Shoot in Montreal

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Playback reports that Universal Pictures has selected Montreal for the location to shoot The Mummy 3, to be directed by Rob Cohen. Here are several clips from the article:

After bypassing la belle province because of its labor woes, the producers of the US$100-million Universal feature The Mummy 3 have changed their minds, and are now set to shoot the horror/adventure sequel in Montreal, says Hans Fraikin, head of the Quebec Film and Television Council.

“That Mummy 3 is back is wonderful for the industry. It’s great that the government reacted so quickly to resolve this dispute,” says Michel Trudel of the Cité du Cinéma studio, where the big-budget American flick is set to shoot, though a start date has not been confirmed.

The third installment, with no confirmed cast yet, is scheduled for a July 11, 2008 release.