Universal Pictures has released a sneak peek of the upcoming reboot of The Mummy presented by the film’s star Tom Cruise.
The Mummy tells the story of Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), an Egyptian Princess who was imprisoned when she summoned a great evil and murdered her father after he failed to uphold his promise to make her pharaoh after he sired a son. The ancient evil is unleashed on the world after Ahmanet’s tomb is discovered by Nick Morton (Cruise) and at the center of it all will be Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll, the head of a society dedicated to fighting monsters known as Prodigium that will serve to place the film within a larger context of the Dark Universe that has been dealing with monsters for a very long time.
The sneak peek presented by Cruise teases the action and horror to come in the first film part of Universal’s Dark Universe. You can watch it below.
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The film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe. Here’s the official synopsis:
Thought safely entombed in a tomb 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. 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.
The Mummy hits theaters this Friday, June 9.
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