Universal Studios has begun filming their still unnamed Mummy reboot in London, which will be a part of their new shared universe . The first images from the film have already been leaked. The photos feature The Mummy‘s lead actor, Tom Cruise, and lead actress Annabelle Wallis.
Alex Kurtzman will be directing from the script penned by Jon Spaihts. Sean Daniel and Chris Morgan will be producing the action thriller, which is to be more horror based than the 1999 The Mummy starring Brandon Fraser.
The new Mummy will be the first in the history of the Universal monster films to feature a female mummy, and be completely set in the present day. Sofia Boutella has been cast as the film’s lead villain, the mummy. Jake Johnson’s character is a member of the military who has close ties to Cruise’s character.
The new Universal shared universe kicked of with 2014’s Dracula Untold. The Mummy will be followed by reboots of The Invisible Man, starring Johnny Depp. Van Helsing, The Wolf Man and The Bride of Frankenstein, starring Angelina Jolie, will also begin production over the next two years. The Mummy is set to premiere in theaters on June 9, 2017.