There’s a lot of action and even more Tom Cruise running and fighting in The Mummy, a film that’s supposed to kick-start the Universal Monsters shared universe.
“Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, 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.”
Trailer looks okay, but it’s still not getting me as excited as I wish I was for a new Mummy movie. Turns out I’m not alone in that boat. Right now the movie is tracking to open around $40 million in the US, which is very much in line with the 1999 Brendan Fraser starring The Mummy ($43.4 million). Thing is I’m fairly certain that after 18 years Universal might want a bit more from this, especially when it’s supposed to be the start of their Universal Monsters shared universe. If the film is good, and I really hope that’s the case, then it might open higher than $50 million, which would of course be a better start for the new series.
The Mummy was directed by Alex Kurtzman and written by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange) and Christopher McQuarrie (Edge of Tomorrow, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation). Starring in the film are Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis and more.
The Mummy is set to premiere on May 22nd in Sydney, Australia and then it will hit US theaters starting June 9th.