The latest news on Universal’s “The Mummy” starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella.
*SPOILERS ARE CONTAINED!*
This past week saw Entertainment Weekly reveal more about Alex Kurtzman’s upcoming Universal Monsters film, The Mummy. With less than two months until the film is released, fans have been learning more and more about the secretive film. In case you missed the latest on The Mummy, here’s what we learned in the past few days.
While the details regarding who Ahmanet was before she became Universal’s classic monster came out during this year’s CinemaCon, we now have more information on what exactly leads to her mummification. Ahmanet, as you see, was a princess and she was promised the title of Pharaoh from her father. After he has a son, he takes away his promise of making his daughter Pharaoh of Egypt and this leads to Ahmanet taking matters into her own hands. In speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Sofia Boutella revealed the following:
“I’m an Egyptian princess who is promised to become Pharaoh, and is deceived by her father. He removes that promise from her because he has a child, and the child is a son. Having nothing to lose, she summons the wrong god, in order to get what she wanted, that power that will give her what she was promised. She’s put aside for a very long time because she became dangerous. In modern times, she comes back, to go after what she was promised to receive, to begin with.” – Sofia Boutella
After Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) awakens Ahmanet in present day, he brings a curse upon himself that he doesn’t realize until after he wakes up in a morgue following a plane crash that we’ve all seen in the trailers. One of the twists here that’s already widely known? Both Nick Morton and Ahmanet are The Mummy!
The first time Nick Morton fully encounters Ahmanet is after she’s captured by Prodigium agents. It’s at the center of Prodigium that Mr. Morton also encountered Dr. Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe). “They’re finally face-to-face,” teases director Alex Kurtzman. “He’s realizing that he’s deeply, and desperately, cursed.”
Stay tuned for more on The Mummy this week!
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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.
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