James Jacks
Jacks was best known for producing the Mummy films.

James Jacks, the award-wining producer behind blockbusters including The Mummy and The Scorpion King, feared that his soul needed redemption and made generous provision to his church, according to his will.

TMZ said the Hollywood star, who died on 20 January after suffering a heart attack at his Los Angeles home, left a large chunk of his wealth to his church and asked members to "pray for his immortal soul".

In his handwritten will, obtained by the celebrity site, he asked that $500,000 be given to the St Charles Borromeo Church of Toluca Lake and also instructed that party favours be given to those who attended his wake.

The veteran producer also gifted his 300 movies from his collection to his mother and instructed that his gun collection be divided between his brother and nephew.

His long-time housekeeper was left $15,000 for her years of loyal service.

In the wake of Jacks' death his producing partners Sean Daniel and Kevin Smith paid tribute to a "good man".

"Here's to Jim Jacks," Daniel wrote on Facebook "Nobody loved movies more. Passionate, loyal, generous, accomplished, noble, caring, heavily armed, creative, dare I say obsessive on occasion.

"A good man, a good friend, a wonderful partner, a loving son to his family. You will be missed."