Universal releases a new “The Mummy” trailer.
Tom Cruise, via video presentation, described The Mummy as a “bold, romantic, epic, terrifying monster film” to audiences at CinemaCon. In The Mummy‘s latest trailer, following four months after its first trailer, Universal certainly delivers a “bold, romantic, epic, terrifying monster film” that is, well, a universe away from 1999’s remake/reboot starring Brendan Fraser and closer in tone to Karl Freund’s 1932 original (in which Alex Kurtzman’s film is inspired by.) You could view the trailer below:
The new trailer for The Mummy looks very promising and while it does showcase action that one might see in a Mission: Impossible film, it also delivers on a modern day horror. The classic Universal Monsters films took place in what was then modern day. To deliver a modern day monster movie, one that director/creative architect Alex Kurtzman believes audiences are owed, this Mummy picture is definitely it and could and should very well be the film to usher in a “new world of gods and monsters.” Plus, The Rolling Stones are a plus.
With just over 2 months left until The Mummy is awakened from her tomb/prison in theaters, expect to learn more of the secretive first film in Universal’s Monsters Universe of films, which currently features Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s Monster, Johnny Depp as The Invisible Man, a “will she or won’t she join” Angelina Jolie as The Bride of Frankenstein, and a currently in development Creature from the Black Lagoon.
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)