The Mummy trailer is Tom Cruise vs monsters

The apocalyptic first trailer for The Mummy is here

Well, that’s an interesting way to start a trailer: killing one of your main characters and then promptly bringing him back to life again. Still, it is The Mummy, so it’s pretty apt.

Starting with a plane carrying a certain mumified Egyptian that promptly gets downed by a plague flock of some sort, Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) heroically ensures the safety of Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis) while he plummets to the ground – only to wake up in a morgue, somehow alive.

From there, it’s a case of running, swimming and cities (notably London once more) being devastated, all the while Dr Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe) tells him, “Welcome to a new world of Gods and Monsters” – specifically referring to Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella).

Anyway, you can read the official synopsis and watch the first full-length trailer for The Mummy below:

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.

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.

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).

The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan. www.themummy.com

The Mummy will be released in cinemas on 9 June 2017. For all the latest movie news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.