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Could this be the synopsis for Tom Cruise's The Mummy reboot?

05.05.2016

Universal's reboot of their classic monsters is happening whether we like it or not, and although it'd be foolish to hope for something with a similar feel to those old Universal Monster films, I'm holding out hope that this new shared universe will at least be fun. The studio is certainly hoping that giving these new films some serious star power will go a long way to getting the public pumped, and the first film in this new universe (unless we count DRACULA UNTOLD) will kick off with one of the biggest movie stars in the world, Tom Cruise. THE MUMMY is still in production and although we haven't seen an official synopsis yet, a possible one has emerged which gives us an idea of what we've in for.

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 crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (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.

Say what you will about the man, but Tom Cruise can always be counted upon to bring his A-game, I only hope that the Alex Kurtzman directed film won't be relying entirely on its stars charisma. It's also possible that Tom Cruise won't be the only big star in THE MUMMY, as it was recently reported that Russell Crowe was in early talks to play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the film. Crowe's appearance would likely be the cameo, but obviously the hope is that the role would then led to a stand-alone Jekyll & Hyde movie.

THE MUMMY is set for a June 9, 2017 release.

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Extra Tidbit: Although I love the classic Universal Monster films, I must admit that I've got one heck of a soft spot for Steven Sommers' The Mummy.
Source: ScreenCrush

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10:25AM on 05/07/2016
I have been skeptical about this project since it's announcement and nothing has changed. The military/modern day angle just sounds really boring and potentially really stupid. Tom Cruise does nothing to alleviate my fears concerning this project. My biggest concern is why we even need a shared monster movie universe beyond an attempt at cashing in on Marvel's success in a similar endeavor. If there was this really cool idea that provided a reason for it to exist then I would support it
I have been skeptical about this project since it's announcement and nothing has changed. The military/modern day angle just sounds really boring and potentially really stupid. Tom Cruise does nothing to alleviate my fears concerning this project. My biggest concern is why we even need a shared monster movie universe beyond an attempt at cashing in on Marvel's success in a similar endeavor. If there was this really cool idea that provided a reason for it to exist then I would support it wholeheartedly from the beginning. However, so far all they've given us is a half-baked synopsis and Cruise and no indication that this is being done for anything more than the almighty dollar. The one thing you could do with a shared monster movie universe, (if you were brave enough) that you couldn't do with a mainstream comic universe is make it R rated and really gritty/scary. The gore and thematic elements that these classic monsters could bring with their movies would be enough to distinguish their existence as being different from all other current shared universes. Sadly, these are obviously going the PG-13 route.
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4:43PM on 05/06/2016
Sounds like a fucking awful remake of 'Blood from the Mummy's Tomb' - now with added guns and bullets because action.
Sounds like a fucking awful remake of 'Blood from the Mummy's Tomb' - now with added guns and bullets because action.
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2:41PM on 05/06/2016

It sounds like Aliens

Not sure why people automatically assume it will be awful, just because the military is involved.
Not sure why people automatically assume it will be awful, just because the military is involved.
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9:58AM on 05/06/2016

They are just retracting their statements before...

This movie is still going to be stupid. Military vs Mummy. You know since its a female mummy, they wont have the balls to make her ugly. She will walk out of the tomb wearing 100lbs of makeup looking fresh and pretty as if she were walking a runway. This is not going to be an adventure film like Brendan Fraser's movies, nor will it be classic horror like the original movies. This is going to suck big donkey balls.
This movie is still going to be stupid. Military vs Mummy. You know since its a female mummy, they wont have the balls to make her ugly. She will walk out of the tomb wearing 100lbs of makeup looking fresh and pretty as if she were walking a runway. This is not going to be an adventure film like Brendan Fraser's movies, nor will it be classic horror like the original movies. This is going to suck big donkey balls.
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1:25PM on 05/06/2016
Oh, gee...thank you Merlin for saving us all with your look into the future. It's dim witted trolls like you that are pushing our planet to the brink.
Oh, gee...thank you Merlin for saving us all with your look into the future. It's dim witted trolls like you that are pushing our planet to the brink.
2:38PM on 05/06/2016
Do you even remember the 90s Mummy? That guy was fancy as fuck. Guess they didn't have the balls to make him ugly either?? And actually, now that I think about it, the 1932 version had Boris Karloff looking pretty goddamn elegant. Guess they NEVER had the balls to make the Mummy "ugly" huh?
Do you even remember the 90s Mummy? That guy was fancy as fuck. Guess they didn't have the balls to make him ugly either?? And actually, now that I think about it, the 1932 version had Boris Karloff looking pretty goddamn elegant. Guess they NEVER had the balls to make the Mummy "ugly" huh?
9:09AM on 05/06/2016
This seems more like a remake/do-over of the Brendan Fraser films than the original. Which isn't a bad thing as The Mummy movies were kind of decent for their time, they just went too far with 2nd and 3rd installments. With Tom Cruise on board, I definitely expect it to be a good action movie. I'm still skeptical of Universal's whole idea for the "shared universe" angle on this. No one has really explained what it will look like or how it will work. Is it just as simple as we get cameos of
This seems more like a remake/do-over of the Brendan Fraser films than the original. Which isn't a bad thing as The Mummy movies were kind of decent for their time, they just went too far with 2nd and 3rd installments. With Tom Cruise on board, I definitely expect it to be a good action movie. I'm still skeptical of Universal's whole idea for the "shared universe" angle on this. No one has really explained what it will look like or how it will work. Is it just as simple as we get cameos of characters from other movies? Do we get characters from one movie showing up as a supporting character in another? Is this all leading to a weird monster team up flick?
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10:00AM on 05/06/2016
You are very wrong on this one. They are hiding the actual plot, which they have stated 100 times before, they just removed all the details people complained about. Tom Cruise is like a military general and leads a squad of soldiers into the tomb for some mission and they uncover the mummy. It is going to be US Army vs The Mummy and its going to suck.
You are very wrong on this one. They are hiding the actual plot, which they have stated 100 times before, they just removed all the details people complained about. Tom Cruise is like a military general and leads a squad of soldiers into the tomb for some mission and they uncover the mummy. It is going to be US Army vs The Mummy and its going to suck.
7:53AM on 05/06/2016
Certainly a lot of words explaining nothing new.
Certainly a lot of words explaining nothing new.
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6:12AM on 05/06/2016
So it will be a female mummy? No shambling Boris Karloff? Will it be more like the Brendan Fraser films? I'm interested in most things Cruise is attached to, so I'm interested to see how this turns out.
So it will be a female mummy? No shambling Boris Karloff? Will it be more like the Brendan Fraser films? I'm interested in most things Cruise is attached to, so I'm interested to see how this turns out.
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10:01AM on 05/06/2016
No, nothing like Brendan Fraser's mummy. This is not an adventure movie, its an action movie. Cruise is some US Army guy trapped in the catacombs below London and they somehow release a mummy. So it is military vs Mummy. That just sounds awful.
No, nothing like Brendan Fraser's mummy. This is not an adventure movie, its an action movie. Cruise is some US Army guy trapped in the catacombs below London and they somehow release a mummy. So it is military vs Mummy. That just sounds awful.
1:51AM on 05/06/2016
Well with the star power they appear to be lining up for the main characters it looks like Universal are taking this very seriously. In that case it would be good to put distance between this and Dracula untold so the whole thing gets a (hopefully) better start. Just please make them at least a little scary. It is after all kind of the point of these characters.
Well with the star power they appear to be lining up for the main characters it looks like Universal are taking this very seriously. In that case it would be good to put distance between this and Dracula untold so the whole thing gets a (hopefully) better start. Just please make them at least a little scary. It is after all kind of the point of these characters.
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3:13AM on 05/06/2016
Agreed. If they can find the same balance of action, comedy, and horror like the Brendan Frasier ones, then I'm totally game.
Agreed. If they can find the same balance of action, comedy, and horror like the Brendan Frasier ones, then I'm totally game.
10:04AM on 05/06/2016
There are ZERO plans to add a horror element to these movies. They are all categorized as ACTION films. This one is US Army vs Mummy. No joke, that is what the script is. They already announced the plot before but so many people complained they said fuck it, lets hire Tom Cruise and change the public synopsis to something very vague so we don't piss off anyone else. But the script is out there and it is really bad. Imagine Godzilla from a few years ago, but instead of Godzilla, its this mummy,
There are ZERO plans to add a horror element to these movies. They are all categorized as ACTION films. This one is US Army vs Mummy. No joke, that is what the script is. They already announced the plot before but so many people complained they said fuck it, lets hire Tom Cruise and change the public synopsis to something very vague so we don't piss off anyone else. But the script is out there and it is really bad. Imagine Godzilla from a few years ago, but instead of Godzilla, its this mummy, that NEVER looks like a mummy. She is described as the most beautiful woman to live, never looks ugly and the only mummy thing about her are some shreds of mummy wrappings stylishly wrapped around her boobs. They are sexualizing the fucking mummy.
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