This is the first official trailer for Universal Picture’s The Mummy reboot, starring Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe (as Dr. Henry Jekyll) and Sofia Boutella.
“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.”
Sadly this trailer didn’t exactly blow me away, perhaps because it’s confusing and not particularly great. Good thing Universal also released a second video only a few hours later, a behind the scenes look at the upcoming monster movie.
Suffice it to say this featurette made me a lot more excited for The Mummy than the official trailer ever did. And of course this couldn’t be a Tom Cruise action film without some crazy stunt thrown in there. From the second video it’s also clear Universal didn’t spare any expenses when it came to this new The Mummy reboot. Which is not at all surprising considering they have a lot riding on this shared monster universe. If this bombs or even underperforms, they will be forced to go back to the drawing board. I’m guessing that’s really not an option, so The Mummy absolutely needs to be a box office hit.
Alex Kurtzman directed The Mummy while Jon Spaihts and Christopher McQuarrie (Edge of Tomorrow, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) wrote the film’s screenplay. Starring in this are Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis and many others.
The Mummy will be unleashed starting June 9th 2017 in the US and around the world.