Published Date: 02/06/2017
"You are alive because you were chosen by evil. The ultimate evil."
Tom Cruise plays a former Special Forces officer, Nick Morton, in Universal’s present day update of the classic story.
Thought safely entombed 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.
After a plane crash, Morton wakes up in a morgue to find that the reincarnated Mummy wants to use him for her terrible plan to conquer the world. As both her adversary and unwitting helper, Morton is the only one that can stop the unleashed Mummy!
As Jake Johnson’s Sargent Vail says, “You can’t run. You can’t escape. She’s got plans for you.”
Russell Crowe stars alongside Cruise as Dr Jekyll, with reports that he will feature in a subsequent Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde spin-off movie.
Cruise and Crowe are joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance, and Marwan Kenzari.
A spectacular plane crash, swarmed by ravenous rats, falling down a deep hole, drowning, being chased by swimming zombies while drowning, being mummified and buried alive, stalked by big hairy spiders —Cruise is certainly put through the wringer. And as always he is performing as many of his own stunts as possible, which only adds further thrills for us the audience.
Indeed Cruise has called the film a “bold, romantic, epic, terrifying monster film” Note that he put a major emphasis on the word ‘terrifying’!
The footage we have seen so far has us so excited for The Mummy to be unleashed on our audiences! With The Rolling Stones song 'Paint it Black' serving as the soundtrack to the trailer only quickening our pulses more.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman, known for writing and producing Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, from a script by Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Edge of Tomorrow) and Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange, Prometheus).
Screenwriter Jon Spaihts explained to The Hollywood Reporter why this version of The Mummy might be the first Mummy movie at Universal Pictures to truly scare audiences:
“In The Mummy, I think we’re going to see the first Mummy film in the entire Universal canon with the true power to terrify. The earliest [Boris] Karloff and Bela Lugosi Mummy movies were scary in a small way, perhaps a dated way. They were almost parlour movies. Subsequent movies have been more swashbuckling. This one is going to have all of that action and adventure, but a legitimate power to terrify.”
The Mummy rises at Showcase on June 9th