Universal have a lot riding on their resurrection of The Mummy. In the race to create multi-film cinematic universes  it seems a sensible move to bring back its illustrious Universal Monsters franchise.

The well known properties are icons in their own right with a huge history between them. The improvements of CG alone make this a no-brainer. Who among us can forget the deepest uncanny valley trawled with The Rock in his role in The Mummy Returns as The Scorpion King?

Casting Tom Cruise is the perfect way to kickstart your new ghoulish venture. The man can open almost any movie, and a strong start to the series is essential if we’re to get a full compliment of fiends scaring up cinemas for years to come.

Alex Kurtzman is heading behind the camera to direct this one and a key factor for our interest in is Christopher McQuarrie’s input to the writing along with Jon Spaihts.

There’s an interesting supporting cast as well with Star Trek Beyond’s Sofia Boutella joining Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe.

We’re expecting a full trailer to hit tomorrow but in the meantime why not enjoy the official synopsis before diving down to see the mysterious first poster?

The Mummy Movie Synopsis

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

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.

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.

Here’s your first look look at the new film,

The Mummy UK Poster


The Mummy U.K. Poster