Following last week’s brief teaser, Sunday brought the full trailer for Universal’s The Mummy, the first entry in their resurrected Monsters universe. In addition, we’ve got some tasty new images from the film too.
Ushering in the studio’s ‘new world of Gods and monsters’, The Mummy will take audiences on a journey from Middle Eastern deserts to hidden labyrinths beneath London. Tom Cruise heads the cast, with Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, Jurassic World’s Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance co-starring. Star Trek Beyond’s Sofia Boutella plays the titular Monster, who causes all kinds of trouble in the trailer alone.
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Boutella) 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.
Director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan are considered pretty safe hands in Hollywood, having between them been instrumental to successful franchises including Transformers, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible and the Fast & Furious series.
The Mummy will be unwrapped on June 9th, 2017. And on the big screen, that plane crash is gonna be pretty damn spectacular.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)