While the world may not have been crying out for a reboot of The Mummy, we have to say that the first signs are encouraging. First off, it has Alex Kurtzman, a man who knows his way around a big-budget blockbuster (having been involved with Star Trek, Amazing Spider-Man and Transformers, among many other things) at the helm, and secondly it has a massively impressive cast.
Speaking of which, we have a snapshot of some of the movie’s roster below (from left to right: Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Tom Cruise and Courtney Vance), tweeted directly from Wallis’s account alongside the following message:
With such a strong cast, it has to bode well not only for its success, but for potential sequels. This is planned to be just part one of a monster-flavoured expanded cinematic universe (as evidenced by the presence in the cast of Russell Crowe’s Dr Henry Jekyll), and we’re genuinely intrigued to see where it all goes. Frankly, we’re hoping these all turn out to be Monster Squad prequels…
Check out the official synopsis for The Mummy below:
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen 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.
In addition to Cruise, Wallis, Johnson and Vance, the film also stars Sofia Boutella in the title role, and Russell Crowe as Dr Henry Jekyll. Kurtzman is directing from a script penned by Jon Spaihts.
The Mummy will be released in cinemas on 9 June 2017. For all the latest movie news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.