The Lost City is an upcoming adventure film starring Daniel Radcliffe. Radcliffe has plenty of experience with adventure through his work in the eight Harry Potter movies. While speaking about his love for adventure movies, Radcliffe mentions Brendan Fraser’s The Mummy and compares it to The Lost City.
Daniel Radcliffe plays an eccentric billionaire in ‘The Lost City’
The Lost City stars Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock. Bullock plays Loretta Sage, an adventure novelist whose novels feature Tatum’s Alan on them as a cover model. While promoting her new book, Sage is kidnapped by Radcliffe’s billionaire character, who believes she can lead her to an ancient treasure. Meanwhile, Alan is desperate to be a hero and attempts to rescue Sage himself.
So far, the movie is getting solid reviews from critics. Currently, the film has an 88% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is directed by Adam and Aaron Nee who also co-wrote the screenplay with Oren Uziel and Dana Fox.
Radcliffe compares ‘The Lost City’ to ‘The Mummy’
One film that many are comparing The Lost City to is Robert Zemeckis’ Romancing the Stone, which has a similar plot and tone. In an interview with The New York Times, Radcliffe does say there are elements of Romancing the Stone within this movie, but he also brings up another popular adventure movie.
“Romancing the Stone is obviously a big point of comparison, and also the first Mummy movie with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz,” Radcliffe said. “That’s one of my favorite films, and this does feel like a classic adventure film where you’re rooting for the characters and rooting for the relationship, but also it’s that slightly heightened world where even in deadly, perilous moments, people are still being quippy and funny with each other and it’s a delight.”
The Mummy (1999) stars Fraser and Weisz as explorers who reincarnate an ancient mummy spirit that threatens to take over the world. The film spawned two sequels, The Mummy Returns and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Radcliffe is correct in his comparison because The Mummy gained many fans due to its cheesy humor, entertaining action, and overwhelming sense of adventure.
Brendan Fraser is having a comeback
Radcliffe’s comment comes at a time when Fraser is having a comeback in his career. Fraser starred in movies such as The Mummy trilogy, George of the Jungle, and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Unfortunately, in the 2010s, Fraser experienced a gap in his career, where many fans wondered what happened to the actor.
However, the actor is now experiencing a resurgence with appearances in projects such as Steven Soderbergh’s No Sudden Move and Doom Patrol on HBO Max. He is also playing the villain in the upcoming Batgirl movie and has a role in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon. The Mummy is one of Fraser’s most beloved films, and it’s cool to see that Radcliffe shares an appreciation for it.
The Lost City premieres in theaters on March 25.