The first trailer for The Mummy is here, and Tom Cruise is still one crazy bastard. This is definitely a bold new take on the classic monster movie motif and Tom Cruise seems to be the right man for the job to lead in the franchise. What we know so far is that this is essentially the first film in the new monster movie universe, meaning that the disaster that was Dracula Untold is not canon. The trailer is unexpected and pretty fantastic.
Check out the trailer here!
Well that is just a ridiculous action piece to kick off the trailer. It’s a ballsy move to kill off Cruise’s character only to resurrect him in the same trailer! Plus the plane crash scene is epic, and it turns out is an insane stunt that Cruise insisted on taking the whole crew up in a “vomit comet.” Not much in the way of story, but we get to see Sofia Boutella go full monster, including the incredible splitting iris visual. If the plane sequence is any indicator, the rest of this movie is sure to be incredible.
Here is the full 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.
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).
The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan. www.themummy.com