Universal’s rebooted “The Mummy” franchise released a full-length trailer this weekend. The film stars Tom Cruise, and offers a new take on the classic ‘Mummy’ storyline that has been a part of Universal Pictures for decades. The trailer offers a better look at the reboot, which seems like a far-cry from the Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz films of yesteryear.
The studio teases 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.”
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). Fans can check-out the full-length trailer below, thanks to an early morning upload from the studio.
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.
Moviegoers will have to wait a few more months before “The Mummy” awakes from her slumber. The film is set to hit theaters nationwide starting on June 9, 2017. The film will open against A24’s “It Comes At Night,” starring Riley Keough, Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo. That thriller was written and directed by Trey Edward Shults.