TOM CRUISE stars in a new version of horror hit The Mummy, set to be released in cinemas in 2017.
The Mummy plot
The film is a fresh take on the classic Mummy franchise set in the modern day.
Producers have teased: “Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess 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.”
A trailer released this week revealed that Tom Cruise’s character Nick Morton is killed off at the beginning of the film, after a paramilitary plane carrying a sarcophagus falls out of the sky.
But fear not – Cruise is later seen running through London and swimming underwater running from a malevolent mummy princess.
The trailer was widely mocked online after IMAX mistakenly released a version that was missing music and sound effects –leaving Tom Cruise’s frantic screaming front and centre, with hilarious results.
The film is intended as the first of a Universal Monsters shared universe in the vein of box office behemoths Marvel. Future instalments will feature Van Helsing, the Invisible Man, Frankenstein and his bride, the Wolf Man, Dracula and the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
The Mummy cast
Tom Cruise leads the cast as Nick Morton, who appears to be a paramilitary soldier. The actor performed most of his own stunts, and even suggested that the film use a zero-gravity plane for a crash sequence.
Algerian newcomer Sofia Boutella stars as Princess Ahmanet, the titular Mummy who Nick must defeat.
X Men: First Class actress Anabelle Wallis plays Nick’s sidekick and potential love interest Jenny Halsey, while New Girl’s Jake Johnson and The People v OJ Simpson actor Courtney B Vance play military officers.
Russell Crowe stars as Dr Henry Jekyll, who fans have speculated could lead his own film if The Mummy is successful.
Sofia Boutella stars as the Mummy, Princess Ahmanet
Anabelle Wallis plays Nick’s sidekick Jenny
The Mummy 2017 release date
The horror reboot arrives in cinemas on June 9, 2017.
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