Tom Cruise already has one bread-and-butter franchise with “Mission: Impossible,” but it looks like he might have another, taking the lead in Universal‘s first monster-movie universe movie with “The Mummy.” And a new trailer highlights its blockbuster ambitions.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman, and co-written by Jon Spaihts (“Prometheus“) and longtime Cruise bud Christopher McQuarrie, the film features Sofia Boutella (“Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Star Trek Beyond“) as the titular monster, whose ancient power is unleashed. And its up to Cruise and co. to stop it. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Co-starring Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe, “The Mummy” opens on June 9th.