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Universal's reboot of The Mummy gets a poster and sneak peek

12.01.2016by: Cody Hamman

The Mummy Alex Kurtzman Sofia Boutella

One of the horror movies I'm most looking forward to seeing next year is THE MUMMY, the Universal Monsters reboot that is supposed to jump start a Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe that will see all of the classic monsters interacting, just like they did in the good old days.

THE MUMMY isn't scheduled to be released until June 9, 2017, but this is such an important event for Universal that the marketing is starting six months out with a poster and a "sneak peek" at the trailer that the studio will be releasing on Sunday.

The poster is simple but effective. A sarcophagus in a cargo hold, the title, the name of the star. What more do you need? How about a tagline that is lifted from THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN?

15 second "sneak peeks" of trailers are something that usually annoy me rather than get me interested, but in this case I'll take any glimpse of footage from this film that I can get. 15 seconds is better than nothing, and I like what I see in those 15 seconds.

Directed by Alex Kurtzman from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (you can read our interview with Spaihts HERE), 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.

The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Marwan Kenzari, and Javier Botet, with Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll and Sofia Boutella as The Mummy.

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Extra Tidbit: What do you think of the poster and sneak peek?

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