‘The Mummy’ Trailer: Tom Cruise Runs from a Resurrected Princess

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The first official trailer has been released for The Mummy, the upcoming Tom Cruise-starring reboot from Universal Pictures.

As with the Brendan Fraser-starring trilogy, big action looks to be the name of the game as opposed to more horror fare. The new trailer shows off a big sequence involving Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis and a falling plane, before we’re teased with a resurrected Cruise, we meet Russell Crowe’s Dr. Henry Jekyll, get a sprinkling of other action sequences, and are offered up a tiny bit more of Sofia Boutella’s (Kingsman: The Secret Service) unhappily resurrected princess.

Big action with Cruise in the lead usually suggests we’re in for an entertaining time at the movies, although whether this reboot bodes well for Universal’s planned interconnected monster universe remains to be seen.

The Mummy, also starring Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance, arrives in Australia on June 8 and hits the US on June 9, 2017.

Official rundown for The Mummy:

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.

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