New trailer gives a glimpse into this 2017 re-boot.
If you're bored with zombies and vampires by now but still need a classic monster fix, 'The Mummy' is making a comeback in a new movie starring Tom Cruise. It's a fresh new story about another wronged Ancient Egyptian figure, but with loads of explosions and cinematic craziness to go with it.
Tom Cruise stars in 'The Mummy'
All we have so far is a trailer and already it looks like it's going to be one hell of a ride. It sees Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis as military operative Nick Morton and archaeologist Jenny Halsey in a plane incident when an army craft carrying an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus is attacked by a flock of crow-like creatures. As the burning plane hurtles towards the ground, Nick releases Jenny's parachute and braces himself for impact. The next thing he knows, he has woken up in a body bag in a morgue. Strangely unscathed.
Annabelle Wallis plays archaeologist Jenny Halsey
Unfortunately, not everything has escaped the wreckage without damage. The sarcophagus has busted open and from its morbid depths comes the reanimated body of the deity Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella) who is determined to seize control of the empire she was once denied and unleashes all hell on the city of London.
It might be a re-boot of 1999's 'The Mummy' trilogy (which was in fact a loose remake of the 1932 horror and also spawned the Dwayne Johnson spin-off series 'The Scorpion King'), but the story takes a completely new direction. The original series followed the reign of terror of the high priest Imhotep who was executed for an affair with a Pharaoh's wife. We don't exactly know what Ahmanet's deal is, but it seems to be something to do with gaining ultimate power.
Sofia Boutella is Ahmanet
It's Alex Kurtzman's ('People Like Us') second feature as a director and the script has been helmed by the Oscar winning Christopher McQuarrie ('Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation', 'Edge of Tomorrow') and Jon Spaihts ('Doctor Strange', 'Prometheus').
'The Mummy' is set to be released in the US on June 9th 2017.
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