After getting a sneak peek earlier this week, Universal has now debuted the very first trailer for The Mummy, Alex Kurtzman’s franchise overhaul that thrusts Sofia Boutella into the role of the ancient deity. Tom Cruise saw her and yes, she’s very, very real.
Cracking open a brave new world of gods and monsters, the studio’s reboot has been pitched as the first step in their grand universe, one which will, through time, host creature features starring the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Invisible Man, and many more. Whether or not it’ll take off like the Marvel Cinematic Universe though, which is obviously the blueprint here, remains to be seen. After all, DC tried to do something similar and so far, they haven’t seen much success with their films.
That being said, things are definitely looking promising – at least, based on this first trailer. The studio has assembled a magnificent cast of talent to surround Cruise and Boutella, including Peaky Blinders star Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, which is a character that will surely spawn a spinoff movie of his own.
Furthermore, The Mummy looks like a genuinely refreshing take on the franchise, offering up plenty of thrills and action – not to mention that this new reboot also appears to be a much more mature and terrifying ride than the Brendan Fraser-led trilogy. Admittedly, there’s not a whole lot shown off in the trailer, but we’re digging the tone and some of it looks quite creepy and intense. As such, we’re definitely eager to see more.
Universal will summon The Mummy into theaters on June 9, 2017. Jon Spaihts of Prometheus and Doctor Strange fame is behind the screenplay.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (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.