Universal are bringing their legendary monsters to the big screen next year for the first outing for a twenty-first century cinematic universe. Tom Cruise is the man heading the series up as he takes the lead for the latest movie incarnation of The Mummy.

Alex Kurtzman dives behind the camera, directing a script by Jon Spaihts and Christopher McQuarrie, who recently took a pass at Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. They’ll need a strong take on the very familiar material. The most recent popular iteration saw Brendan Fraser battling Arnold Vosloo and then Dwayne The Rock Johnson. It was a 50s cartoon come to life, and had some great moments despite the hokey atmosphere. From the first footage we’ve seen of Cruise’s Mummy it’s clear there’s no such tongue in cheek approach this time around.

Star Trek Beyond’s┬áSofia Boutella was an early addition to the cast along with Cruise, and they are joined in the monster maelstrom by Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and the mighty Russell Crowe.

Following the release of the first poster a few days ago Universal have released their first full trailer this evening. It creates a striking visual foundation on which to build their

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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.

 

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