The long wait is over, we finally have our first full length The Mummy trailer. And this new movie looks to move away from Universal’s most recent Mummy films starring Brendan Fraser and getting back to the property’s original roots, but also amping up the horror and terror.
As screenwriter Jon Spaihts said “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 swashbuckling. This one is going to have all of that action and adventure, but a legitimate power to terrify. I think that’s going to be the new experience of that film.”
One thing that does stand apart from many other trailers we’ve seen over the last twenty years, little information is conveyed, which allows us to be left both intrigued as well as speculate about the film. There have been many films, such as Terminator Genisys, which suffered from trailers that gave away twists and key plot points. But with The Mummy’s trailer those elements are left in the shadows.
Via -IMBD-Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella) 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 cast features Tom Cruise (Edge of Tomorrow, Top Gun, Mission Impossible), Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator, Master and Commander), and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond), as well as Courtney B. Vance (The People Vs. O.J. Simpson), Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle, Peaky Blinders), Marwan Kenzari (Ben-Hur), and Jake Johnson (New Girl, Jurassic World). Alex Kurtzman, the screenwriter and producer behind Star Trek Into Darkness and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is making his directorial debut, working off of a script penned by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange).
Look for The Mummy to arrive at theaters on June 9, 2017.