Universal has dropped the official trailer for The Mummy. The film will be the first entry in Universal’s Cinematic universe made up of their classic monsters. These include The Mummy, Frankenstein’s Bride, Jekyll and Hyde, and Dracula.
The trailer plays out more like a modern action adventure with a tinge of horror blended in. Tom Cruise is one of the biggest star on the planet and the film is straight up selling him as our lead man leaving the titular Mummy played by Sofia Boutella back in the shadows for the most part. The trailer isn’t as good as say the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 one released a day back but just does its job nonetheless. Hopefully we get to see just a little more of the Mummy in the forthcoming trailers.
Watch the trailer here :
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The film is directed by Alex Kurtzman with the screenplay written by Christopher McQuarrie, and Jon Spaihts.
The film stars Sofia Boutella, Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe.
The Mummy is coming to haunt you in cinemas on June 9, 2017.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for the film :
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.