Universal Pictures has started teasing “The Mummy,” a new monster-pic headed to theaters this summer starring Tom Cruise. The studio teased the film stating, “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.”
The film promises to take you from the secret tombs of the Middle East, right through modern-day London. Universal went on to describe the film stating, “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.”
Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).
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. The trailer below is just a teaser for the upcoming full-length trailer that will be released Sunday. Of course a trailer for a trailer isn’t new, and still kind of annoying, but you will get to see the new version this weekend with Sunday Night Football.
Universal teases “She is real,” so set a reminder to catch the new trailer this Sunday. As for the film, Universal will release The Mummy in theaters on June 9, 2017.