A lot of big movies come out at this time of year, blockbusters looking to make franchise money, and prestige pictures looking for awards consideration. But this is also a big time of year for pending releases. In the next several weeks, expect to see new trailers for many of 2017’s most anticipated movies, including some ones you might have forgotten that you were anticipating. To wit, consider The Mummy. Not only is it a remake of the classic Universal Monster movie from 1932 starring Boris Karloff, and not only is it the next big movie starring Tom Cruise, but its the kick-off to a shared Universal Monsters universe. And now, there’s a teaser…
“Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters,” says the tag line in this first 15-second teaser and poster for The Mummy. The movie features Cruise as former special forces soldier Nick Morton whose caught up in the mystery of the mummified Ancient Egyptian princess Ahmanet played by The Kingsman and Star Trek Beyond standout Sofia Boutella. Russell Crowe co-stars as Dr. Henry Jekyll who, as you can imagine, has some secrets of his own.
Shall we roll the teaser then?
And hey, check out his poster:
And this plot synopsis:
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 crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (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 full trailer for The Mummy will hit the web on Sunday, and the movie will be in theatres everywhere on June 9, 2017.