A reboot to the successful franchise “The Mummy” from Universal Pictures was recently announced starring Tom Cruise as the film’s protagonist. We finally have our first glimpse of not only the movie’s first poster, but a teaser trailer as well.
Universal has had this to say about the reboot:
“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. 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.”
They’ve also released an official synopsis:
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.”
I was a HUGE fan of this franchise when I was younger. One of my all time favorite celebrities/actors, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson famously got his first real shot at acting in Hollywood with the film “The Mummy Returns.” I’d love to see another budding, young actor to be rocketed into stardom starring alongside Tom Cruise in the franchise’s reboot.
“The Mummy” is slated to be released June 9th, 2017. It is directed by Alex Kurtzman. The film also stars Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe.
What do you guys think of the trailer? It looks like it’s going to be a pretty fun movie, so I’ll definitely be giving it a shot. Do you think Tom Cruise will be an upgrade over Brendan Fraser as the franchise’s main protagonist? Are there any other film reboots that have been announced that you’re looking forward to? I’d love to hear from you, so join in on the conversation in the comments below!