Less than a week from its theatrical debut across the U.S. on August 1, "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" celebrated its American premiere with the special first screening at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. The premiere event was held on Sunday, July 27 and marked with the rolling down of red carpet in front of the theater.
Attending the special celebration were director Rob Cohen and most of the cast ensemble, including Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Luke Ford, John Hannah, Michelle Yeoh, Jet Li, Isabella Leong and Russell Wong. Other celebrities grazing the red carpet include Velvet Revolver's lead guitarist Slash and actress Phoebe Price.
The third film of "The Mummy" franchise, "Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" follows daring adventurer Rick O'Connell once again as he tries to stop another resurrected mummy from dominating the world. Aided with the help from his wife, grown-up son and brother-in-law, O'Connell falls in a journey that takes him from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas to battle the evil Han emperor before he fulfills his dream of taking the world under his arm.