Universal has released an international trailer for “The Mummy” featuring more of Tom Cruise and Jake Johnson.
Earlier this morning, Universal released an international trailer for The Mummy for theaters in Asia, which will be one of the stops on the worldwide promotional tour for the upcoming film. The new trailer, featuring an extended opening that showcases the events that lead to the discovery of Ahmanet’s sarcophagus and prison, showcase a little more of Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton and Jake Johnson’s Sgt. Vail. You could view the trailer below:
In this new trailer, which brings to mind elements of the hit Sony/Naughty Dog video game series Uncharted, we see more of how Cruise’s Morton is less of the straight-forward hero than one would expect from Tom Cruise and more along the lines of his role as Charlie Babbit in Rain Man or Frank T.J. Mackey in Magnolia. Director Alex Kurtzman previously compared the role of Nick Morton to the likes of Vincent in Collateral, but as of right now we have yet to see the depths of Nick Morton being a sociopathic villain.
I’ll tell you that he is an amoral, absolutely-out-for-himself guy. I always find stories most interesting when you put a gun in the hands of someone who should absolutely not have one. Tom, both as a movie star and a great actor, has played some of the more morally complicated roles in the last 30 years. Look at Vincent in Collateral, look at Frank Mackie in Magnolia, look at Rain Man. – Alex Kurtzman to EW
With two months left until The Mummy is awakened, we don’t have that much longer to wait.
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 fascinatedcultures 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.
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