The “Night At The Museum” films have done right by 20th Century Fox as a franchise. Two movies in, the pair have grossed almost $1 billion worldwide. So far, the films, starring Ben Stiller and directed by Shawn Levy, have explored the Museum of Natural History and The Smithsonian, but in the third film, ‘Secret Of The Tomb,’ Stiller, Owen Wilson and his growing gang of historical figure friends venture outside for once.
“We go to the British Museum in the second half of the movie because that is where the answers lie,” Levy told USA Today. “We are out in London, on a double-decker bus, in Trafalgar Square. It’s a juicy idea we haven’t explored.”
For the plot of the third film, Stiller’s security guard protagonist and museum exhibits including Pharaoh Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek), Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Roman centurion Octavius (Steve Coogan) and Jedediah (Owen Wilson) wind up at the British Museum’s famed Egyptian wing to solve a deadly mystery.
“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” also features former “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson and Sir Ben Kingsley The movie lands in theaters on December 19th. Watch the new US and UK trailers below and tell us what you think.