Universal Pictures has spent the past few years plotting out a connected universe based on their classic monsters, and audiences will get their first glimpse into this world next summer with the arrival of The Mummy, starring Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond) as the bandage-wrapped baddie and Tom Cruise as the explorer who finds her.
The first trailer for The Mummy premieres last night, and you can check it out below.
In addition to offering some great-looking action and special effects, this trailer also contains the first look at Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll, who will eventually appear in his own feature-length film that explores his relationship with his menacing alter ego, Mr. Hyde.
Written by Jon Spaihts and Christopher McQuarrie, and directed by Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy opens in theaters on June 9, 2017.
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.