Fans have been intrigued but unsure as to what to expect from the upcoming Mummy reboot, but the recently released teaser trailer blew expectations away. Now the studio has released the first official trailer, and fans should be just as pleased.
The biggest difference between this version and the previous franchise, which was also incredibly successful for Universal, is the emphasis on horror elements. Screenwriter Jon Spaihts said "In The Mummy, I think we're going to see the first Mummy film in the entire Universal canon with the true power to terrify. . "The earliest [Boris] Karloff and Bela Lugosi Mummy movies were scary in a small way, perhaps a dated way. They were almost parlor movies. Subsequent movies have been more swashbuckling. This one is going to have all of that action and adventure, but a legitimate power to terrify. I think that's going to be the new experience of that film."
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella) 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.
Alex Kurtzman, the screenwriter and producer behind Star Trek Into Darkness and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is on board to make his directorial debut, working off of a script penned by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange).
The Mummy will hit on theaters June 9, 2017.
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