The trailer for the much-awaited action packed horror movie ‘The Mummy’ has been released today by Universal Pictures. Tom Cruise starrer ‘The Mummy’ is the fourth installment in the franchise(including the spin-off ‘The Scorpion King’ released in 2002). The star cast includes Tom Cruise along with Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson and Academy Award winner Russell Crowe. Crowe won the oscar for his performance in 2000 epic film Gladiator.
‘The Mummy’ trailer starts with the lifting of a tomb from a crypt which belongs to ancient Princess played by Sofia Boutella. Tom Cruise feels uneasiness while flying in an army aircraft carrying the tomb with other troops. He looks suspiciously at the tomb when they are suddenly attacked by a large number of Bats and plane eventually crashes after a death-defying scene. Tom founds himself alive in the hospital and the narrator introduces the viewers into the world of Gods and Monsters, which is also the tagline on the movie poster- Welcome to the world of Gods and Monsters. In the 15-second teaser trailer released on 1st December Tom Cruise’s voice can be heard saying “i saw her, She’s real”. In the trailer, Russell Crowe is seen warning Tom of the amount of destruction that lies ahead as the Princess is awakened and she will claim that she was denied.
The first movie in The Mummy Franchise was released in 1932 and Brendan Fraser has been the face of the Trilogy of Mummy movies in the late 90s and early 2000s. Russell Crowe said that this latest remake of the movie is going to be way more intense than the previous movies and is specifically designed to scare people along with an action-adventurous ride. The film is going to be the first movie for the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe, which is a Universal Pictures venture which is going to develop the reboot versions of the original movies from the past.
Famous writer, director and producer Alex Kurtzman took the job to direct the movie and trailer looks promising like his previous works. Alex Kurtzman has co-written many successful movies in the past including Transformers, Transformers:Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek, Star Strek Into Darkness, The Amazing Spider Man 2, The Mission Impossible III which starred Tom Cruise in the lead.
In April 2012 Universal announced that they are going to develop a reboot version of ‘The Mummy’ movie with Sean Daniel as the producer who also produced the previous three films and in May 2012 the studio signed a two-year deal with Alex Kurtzman to direct the thrilling adventure. The movie is scheduled to release on June 9, 2017.