The second trailer has just arrived for The Mummy, revealing how the tomb of Princess Ahmanet, played by Sofia Boutella, was discovered and her story, filled with greed and murder.
Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher, Mission Impossible) stars alongside, Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story), Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle) and Russell Crowe (Gladiator) as Dr. Henry Jekyll.
Thought to be 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.
There’s an origin story happening on two different fronts,” director Alex Kurtzman told EW of the film before its first trailer debuted earlier this month. “I won’t tell you too much more than that, other than to say: One of the things that I think has defined Tom Cruise movies, for 30 years, is that Tom Cruise always saves the day. You know whenever you’re in a Tom Cruise movie that he’s gonna figure out a way to save the day. And that’s great, and it’s why I pay my money to see his movies. However, in the context of a monster movie, it’s challenging because monster movies are about characters who are often very out of control and don’t know how to save the day. The first thing I said to Tom was, ‘It’ll be scarier if we can take away the fundamental knowledge that you’re gonna solve the problem.’”
Alex Kurtzman was in the director’s chair for ‘The Mummy’, which he also produced. The film was penned by Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts, Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. Sean Daniel will produce with Bobby Cohen serving as executive producer.
‘The Mummy’ is set to premiere in theaters nationwide on June 9, 2017 from Universal Pictures as the first film in their new shared monster universe.