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Brendan Fraser Confirmed Joining "Mummy 3"

April 12, 2007 (4:21 am) GMT
Brendan Fraser is reported to have reached lavish deal to return for the third installment of "Mummy" franchise.

No doubt providing the link between the second and third installment of the hit adventure series, finally is positive to reprise his role as Rick O'Connell in Universal Pictures' "The Mummy 3."

Variety has confirmed that the actor has closed a rich deal to return for the third part of the franchise, thereby joining martial arts star , who will play a major villain in the project. On the other hand, it is sadly reported that , who played Evelyn Carnahan in the previous two installments, has dropped out of talks to reprise the role.

Expected to begin filming late in summer this year under the direction of "" helmer Rob Cohen for a planned July 18, 2008 release, "Mummy 3" reportedly will focus heavily on Alex O'Connell, the son of O'Connell and Carnahan, rather than the couple themselves. Story has been revealed to be set in China with Li's story beginning in ancient times before moving to a post-World War II setting.

In related news, words are spreading around that teen actor is on the line to fill in the role of Alex O'Connell, who is depicted to be in his late teens to early 20s. The character is described as also a smart adventurer like his father yet rather troublesome as he is said to have been through nine schools in three years and have got into trouble before with a headmaster's daughter.

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