‘The Mummy’ synopsis unearthed! Find out more of the upcoming Universal Monsters Universe film below.
Early this morning Universal Monsters Universe learned the official ‘The Mummy‘ synopsis for the upcoming film starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella. Fresh off the heels of the announcement that Russell Crowe is in negotiations to cameo as either a “Dr. Jekyll like” or Dr. Jekyll character in The Mummy, Bloody Disgusting, Screen Crush, and JoBlo have begun to report on the official plot synopsis of the Alex Kurtzman directed picture, as well.
“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 crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (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.”
The plot synopsis released does keep in line with the previous story that circulated a few years ago, especially in keeping with the setting of the Middle East. However this does go on to acknowledge the obvious sex change in character as the original rumored plot by Jon Spaihts revolved around an Assyrian King. You could find out more about that in our “The Mummy; What We Know So Far!”
The Jon Spaihts scripted film does sound very intriguing as it deals with not only material that brings to mind the original 1932 classic, but also has a bit of a Lovecraftian twist. The official plot synopsis offers fans a film that promises to “usher in a new world of gods and monsters.” For those that may not know, “gods and monsters” is a nod to James Whale, the visionary filmmaker that gave us the Universal classics Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.
As a fan of the original The Mummy, starring Boris Karloff, and as someone who greatly enjoyed the 1999 remake/reboot, I’m very excited to see what director and Universal Monsters Universe architect Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, along with writer Jon Spaihts has in store for us. The idea of awakening a Mummy in modern times seems just as frightening if not even more so than in the ’30s as the stakes of raising a mummy seem like they would drastically be elevated. The plot point of an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella) awakening with a growing malevolence and “terrors that defy human comprehension” seems like the perfect mixture for a Universal picture that blends together the fantasy/horror/action/supernatural/adventure genres in a poetic way. And with the cast The Mummy has, the Alex Kurtzman directed film could be just the movie Universal needs to kick start their shared universe of films in just the same way Marvel Studios/Paramount did in 2008 with Iron Man.
As always, stay tuned for more information and be sure to comment below with your thoughts.
The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a script by Jon Spaihts. The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, and Sofia Boutella as the iconic creature (now revealed to be an ancient queen!) The Mummy is scheduled for a June 9, 2017 release.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)