The first teaser trailer and poster have been dropped by Universal Pictures for their upcoming reboot of The Mummy. This film, which is the first in a long line of new movies based on their classic monster series, will be receiving a facelift for modern audiences. The teaser trailer doesn’t offer much in terms of footage, they never do, hence the name. But we’re not getting the “monster” feel from what we’re seeing. We’re willing to give it a chance, but are also hoping that Tom Cruise’s star power does not overpower the film’s potential. The jury will remain out on this film until more footage is released.
Undoubtedly, this reboot will be compared to past mummy films, particularly the 1999 film of the same name starring Brendan Frasier. But writer Jon Spaihts has his opinions about why This version of The Mummy will stand out on its own.
“I think 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 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.”
What also makes this version of The Mummy is unique is that it marks the first time in the franchise’s history that a female has been cast to portray the mummy. Check it out for yourself and let us know your gut feeling on it.
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.
The movie was directed by Alex Kurtzman and also stars Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson), and Russell Crowe (Gladiator).
The Mummy is scheduled to be released on June 9th, 2017, and will be followed by reboots of The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, and Van Helsing. All of which are all currently in various stages of development.
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