UMU recaps the latest in “The Mummy” news from this week.
This was a busy week in the news department for fans of The Mummy and the Universal Monsters. CinemaCon took place this past week and those in attendance were treated to a sizzle reel, or in this case, a “legacy” reel featuring all of Universal’s classic monsters. Ranging from Tod Browning’s Dracula to James Whale’s Frankenstein, the legacy reel concluded with Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy. After the legacy reel was shown, cast members Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, and Alex Kurtzman took the stage to speak about the upcoming film. We learned more about the plot of The Mummy, specifically that Sofia Boutella’s Princess Ahmanet was promised the position of Pharaoh, but after playing with dark forces, she’s punished and buried alive in a tomb serving as a prison. Years later, Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton, Jake Johnson’s Sgt. Vail, and Annabelle Wallis’ Jenny Halsey unearth Ahmanet and, as any classic Universal Monster film would have it, they unleash a monster on modern day society.
On Friday, Universal released a 15 second trailer tease for the new The Mummy trailer. For those that don’t already know, the new trailer debuts on Sunday and is expected to air alongside AMC’s The Walking Dead, much like the first trailer back in December 2016. Fans of The Rolling Stones will be happy to know that “Paint it Black” is featured in the new trailer. You could view the trailer tease below:
Friday, March 31st also marked the first day of press for select members of The Mummy cast. Taking place in Universal Studios, Hollywood, you could expect to read/hear/watch these interviews in the coming months. We could confirm that Annabelle Wallis was on hand. As for headlining star, Tom Cruise, it is uncertain as he is currently in London for Mission: Impossible – 6.
Universal also released a new theatrical one-sheet for The Mummy, following the debut of a banner featuring slightly new imagery. The new poster could be viewed below and fans could expect one more poster to debut slightly ahead of the film.
As always, stay tuned to Universal Monsters Universe for the latest on The Mummy.
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.
The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a script by Jon Spaihts, Dylan Kussman, and Christopher McQuarrie. The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella. The film opens June 9, 2017.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)