The trailer voice-over says: ‘You can’t run.’ Unless of course you’re Tom Cruise, because that crazy, dianetic auditing, ageless bastard runs and runs and runs. Hollywood’s real-life Forrest Gump, he just keeps running, all the time, never stops.
Here’s the latest trailer for Universal’s remake of The Mummy, directed by Alex Kurtzman, starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella and Russell Crowe. This isn’t so much of a remake but more of a starting point for what Universal hopes will be the beginning of a movie universe, like Marvel and DC, for all the old Universal monster properties.
But judging from the trailer, (parts of which look like an adaptation of the Uncharted gaming series), this might be the only monster movie Universal get to make.
The plot for The Mummy, which is released on June 9th, rattles along like so:
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.
Where’s Brendan Fraser when you need him?