Few monsters can stand alongside Dracula, The Wolfman and Frankenstein’s monster in the pantheon of horror greats. Stirring from a thousand year slumber in a sandstone crypt ready to wreak a terrible vengeance on humanity, the once-proud Mummy has lost some of his edge in recent years. With Stephen Somner‘s action adventure re-imaginings painting him in a much more family friendly light than his intimidating 1932 debut, it’s fair to say that the ferocious pharaoh isn’t chilling spines the way he used to. All this is about to change, says writer Jon Spaihts, who promises that The Mummy’s 2017 return will restore The Egyptian menace’s reputation as certified high-grade nightmare fuel.
The film, which is set to kick of Universal’s long-awaited Monster Universe reboot franchise, will be hitting cinemas on June 9, 2017. Scriptwriter Jon Spaihts, who also co-wrote the script for Marvel’s runaway success Doctor Strange with C. Robert Cargill, promises that the forthcoming feature will kick the promised franchise off with a bang, combining all the winning elements of past Mummy movies, while amping up the scares:
“I think [there is] a similar desire to legitimately explore the frightening and the cosmic. In The Mummy, I think we’re going to see the first Mummy film in the entire Universal canon with the true power to terrify. The earliest Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi Mummy movies were scary in a small way, perhaps a dated way. They were almost parlor movies. Subsequent movies have been more
The Mummy will shuffle its way into theaters on June 9, 2017