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Alex Kurtzman’s “The Mummy” Paints It Black With A New Trailer!

espn spotSofia Boutella as The Mummy. Photo by Chiabella James.

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)

About the author

Steven Biscotti

Mild mannered reporter, Steven Biscotti, has an avid interest in all things comic books, movies, and music (especially pertaining to Coldplay.) He stands 5'7" tall and prides himself on being the same height as Tom Cruise. Steven's favorite monster movie? "The Mummy (1999)."

Readers Comments (5)

  1. Wow! Amazing trailer. The initial scenes in particular are exactly what I was looking for….epic Uncharted action, discovery, and ancient mechanisms! And yes, much to my surprise, the use of Paint it Black was well integrated. My only criticism of the use of the song is that it’s basically playing while Tom Cruise wakes up….to me the first trailer does that scene much better with its dramatic pause and then have the wake-up jump scare….but at the same time this second trailer was purposefully much faster paced than the first trailer…so it’s more than allowed to be different.

  2. The end of trailer still shows The Mummy will be presented in IMAX (meaning at least 2D IMAX). So we still don’t know for sure if it will be presented in RealD 3D and IMAX 3D in the United States….and that might remain a mystery until tickets go on sale in the United States.

    I did however find that the Melbourne, Australia IMAX theater’s website is saying that The Mummy will be presented in IMAX 3D there.

    To give some quotes:

    “THE MUMMY 3D will be presented in IMAX 4K LASER DIGITAL”

    “The IMAX release of The Mummy will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.”

  3. Tonight’s The Walking Dead season finale featured an AWESOME TV spot for The Mummy during commercial break…and it features footage that hadn’t been made available online yet!

    • Tom Cruise is still one of the biggest stars in every other country in the world with that said do you see this movie succeeding and the continuation of this universe? Considering people are still like no Frasier no watch not enough horror.

    • I watched and saw it, too. It was great seeing Prodigium get more of the spotlight and the splitting irises on TC was very cool. Interestingly, and forgive me if you’ve already noticed, but the trailer released for Instagram is different, as well. So we basically have 3 new trailers!

      BTW, did you spot the vampire skull in The Mummy TV spot shown last night? It was in a jar.


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