Kurtzman, who has been appointed at the helm of Universal’s embryonic monsters universe alongside producer Chris Morgan, has drafted in some serious star power for the reboot as well, with Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis on board to lead the charge against Sofia Boutella’s all-powerful deity.
Thought to be safely entombed in a crypt far, far from any civilization, Sunday’s teaser trailer showcased Boutella’s former queen receiving a crude awakening while being transported on a military jet. Things don’t exactly go according to plan, however, and without spoiling too much, the intense action scene that follows wouldn’t look out of place in the Mission: Impossible franchise.
But today, Universal has invited viewers behind the scenes of The Mummy with an exciting new featurette. Set against the haunting chords of Ramin Djawadi’s “Light of the Seven” from Game of Thrones, here we get a closer look at Cruise’s former military man in action, who can be seen trading blows with Dr. Jekyll, the enigmatic professor played by Russell Crowe.
Perhaps the most impressive sequence, though, was captured using the “Vomit Comet,” a NASA program designed to school budding astronauts in zero gravity. Always one to push the envelope, Tom Cruise was allegedly an early advocate of The Mummy‘s practical effects, and up above you’ll see a shot of him and co-star Annabelle Wallis tumbling through the air as their plane takes a nosedive.
The Mummy will descend into theaters on June 9, 2017 and when it does, Universal’s shared monsters universe will finally begin to take shape – just don’t count Dracula Untold as canon.