To kick off this quite beautiful Sunday, Universal Pictures unveiled a new trailer for their upcoming remake The Mummy. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the remake will mark the start of Universal’s monster universe that will include characters such as Doctor Jekyll (Russell Crowe) and The Invisible Man (Johnny Depp). As for The Mummy, it stars Tom Cruise in a story that follows an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella) 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.
While I personally don’t care for the choice of music in the trailer, I’m willing to give this remake and its dumb, forgettable fun a chance. I wouldn’t be surprised if the general public becomes disinterested by The Mummy after this new look, but the kind of success Tom Cruise has been over the last handful of years, I also wouldn’t be surprised if this turns out to be a complete success by box-office and fan standards. And the cast, which includes the likes of Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Sofia Boutella, only adds to the balancing act. With cinematic universe implications on the line, let’s hope The Mummy is exactly what we’re hoping for and is a huge popcorn hit.
I will say this though, and quickly. The last week has featured a number of trailers and more than a handful of them have show WAY too much footage. While it didn’t really change my thoughts on the trailer, it does feel like this new trailer revealed a butt ton of new footage, footage that could have easily been save for the theater in just around two months.
Check out the new trailer below and after doing so, let me know your thoughts in the comments. Which trailer do you like more? Are you looking forward to it? What about the monster universe? Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy awakens in theaters on June 9th, 2017 and stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe.
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.