Universal Pictures will be releasing the first full trailer for The Mummy, its opening installment its planned Monsters Cinematic Universe, on Sunday. But to whet your appetite for the clip, they have released a short, fifteen-second tease which even its short runtime reveals some rather interesting things. Of course we are going to get to see some of star Tom Cruise. And while it was a given that we would see a bit of Sofia Boutella as the titular character, it is surprising that they let us see her in her more monstrous incarnation. And we also get a quick glimpse of Russel Crowe’s Dr. Jekyll. And those of you well-versed in the classic Universal horror films that this new franchise will be based on will probably recognize that the advertising line “Welcome to a world of gods and monsters” as coming from the classic Bride Of Frankenstein.
The Mummy opens June 9, 2017 with more films in the franchise to follow annually.
Here’s the studio’s official synopsis for the film –
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.
Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).