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A new trailer for The Mummy has been seen, new poster released

03.31.2017by: Cody Hamman

The Mummy Sofia Boutella Alex Kurtzman

There are some very interesting things coming out of CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, as the major studios have been presenting footage from their upcoming releases (and sometimes entire films) to those in attendance. The other day we shared a description of footage that was shown from THE DARK TOWER and BLADE RUNNER 2049, and yesterday Universal offered up a preview of a movie I can't wait to see, THE MUMMY.

The JoBlo Network's own Paul Shirey and Sean Wist are at the convention, and this is what Wist had to say about what they were shown from THE MUMMY: 

THE MUMMY - Universal then jumped into one of their bigger pictures of the year, THE MUMMY. Director Alex Kurtzman was joined on-stage by Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson and Annabelle Wallis, to talk about making the film. Tom Cruise couldn't attend because he's training for some impossible mission... but he did record a video intro for a brand-new trailer. The new trailer really helped to sell the scope of the film, which is epic. Then again, you probably wouldn't expect less from a Tom Cruise film. It opens with Cruise and Johnson on some sort of mission, running across the rooftops in a middle-eastern town as explosions fire off around them. Through chance, they discover a giant cavern and scale down it to discover a sarcophagus. The scene itself looked like something ripped right from the Uncharted games, and really helped to sell the adventure aspect of it all. We then see the plane sequence from the previous trailer, followed by a little more information on Tom Cruise's character, Nick. It seems that Ahmanet, the titular mummy, needs Nick for some unknown purpose. The two are linked and she's keeping him alive while she regains her powers. Very mysterious. The trailer then delivers a ton of action set to the Rolling Stones' Paint it Black. Horror fans might be a little disappointed that this movie is much more action-oriented. Make no mistake, this is very much a MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE version of The Mummy. With that said, Cruise is no stranger to delivering blockbusters, and the film looks like it could be as much fun as the Brendan Fraser vehicle.

That sounds awesome to me. I'm looking forward to seeing that trailer when it makes its way online, and there's no way I'm not going to be at the theatre when THE MUMMY is released on June 9, 2017.

In addition to the aforementioned Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, and Annabelle Wallis, the film also stars Courtney B. Vance, Marwan Kenzari, and Javier Botet, with Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll.

Scripted by Jon Spaihts, THE MUMMY has the following synopsis: 

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen 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.

While we wait to see the new trailer, the first trailer can be seen below, along with a newly released poster. THE MUMMY is intended to be the first entry in a new Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe that will feature the return of classic monsters and madmen like The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, and more. 

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