Universal Pictures has revealed a new international trailer for The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise (Jerry Maguire, Mission: Impossible), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond) and Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind, Les Miserables). Check out the international Mummy trailer below!
Entertainment Weekly also published an article that sheds light on the backstory of Boutella’s Princess Ahmanet, whose father went back on his promise to make her pharaoh once he had a son. This led Ahmanet to use some dark magic to get what’s rightfully hers, with director Alex Kurtzman describing her as “a woman who wasn’t content to be put in her place and wanted something more.”
“These people never shouted,” Boutella says of her character. “They were the most powerful people, but they were just calm.”
Kurtzman also confirms that we will not see the entire league of Universal monsters debut in this one film, despite the early presence of Crowe’s Dr. Jekyll in trailers.
“The movie’s called ‘The Mummy,’ not ‘The Mummy Meets 12 Other Monsters,’” Kurtzman says. “If we create a world that feels interesting and scary, then we will have succeeded in setting up the larger universe.”
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Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen 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 cast also includes Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World) and Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson)…
Coming to theaters on June 9, 2017, The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, who also produces alongside Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious series, Wanted) and Sean Daniel (The Mummy trilogy, The Best Man series). Jon Spaihts and Christopher McQuarrie wrote the screenplay, and Bobby Cohen executive produces. It’s being planned as the first film in the Universal Monster cinematic universe with plans for The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, and Van Helsing all in various stages of development.
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