Production info

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
USA, 2006  TV  

Leonor Varela, Casper Van Dien, Malcolm McDowell
Directed by Russell Mulcahy


Thousands of years ago, the great child king Tutankhamen ruled. Few know the details of his life—no one knows the secrets of his death. All that is about to change. It’s 1922, and free-spirited archaeologist Danny Freemont is infamous for his outlandish theories about the pyramids, Atlantis, alien civilizations, and the Egyptian Book of the Dead. He may enliven the lectures at Cairo University, but he certainly infuriates serious Egyptologists like the beautiful Dr. Azelia Barakat —especially when it comes to his speculations about the life and death of Tutankhamen. Freemont is certain that if found, the Emerald Tablet, rumoured to be buried in Tut’s tomb, would hold the power to control the world. Unfortunately, the only one who believes Freemont is nefarious archaeologist Morgan Sinclair, a member of the diabolical secret cabal known as the Hellfire Council. Sinclair wants the tablet to summon and harness an invincible evil, and he’s fully prepared to follow Freemont to the ends of the earth to get it. It’s up to Freemont to outrun him. With the help of a crackerjack team, that includes the still-doubtful Dr. Barakat, Freemont’s two best friends, Andrew Walker and Jason McGreevey, French Legionnaire Jacques Belmond, and Rembrandt, an explosives expert. Freemont will venture into the Valley of the Kings, toward Tut’s tomb, nearer the portal to another world, and closer to the truth behind a mystery that will change the world forever—or end it. (source: Hallmark Entertainment)

4-hours miniseries by production company RHI Entertainment (formerly Hallmark Entertainment), which was also responsible for the Cleopatra (1999) miniseries. In 1998 director Russell Mulcahy already filmed "Tale of the Mummy" (or "Talos the Mummy").

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