Tom Cruise's concern is real in the first on-set pictures from The Mummy
DRACULA UNTOLD marked the first film in Universal's new connected monster movie universe, and now we're see the first from the long-awaited second film, THE MUMMY. The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt (Tom Cruise) and his mission in the Iraqi desert to find terrorists hiding out in a bunker. Upon further inspection, their targets turn out to be grave robbers who have all died under mysterious circumstances. Tyler and his team contend with mystical forces as they realize they're actually inside of an ancient tomb. It is here that he's cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria, AKA The Mummy. How that ties into Sofia Boutella, who's playing the titular character, is unknown, but we do have the first set-pictures featuring Cruise and his co-star Annabelle Wallis.
THE MUMMY is being directed by Alex Kurtzman, who may not have the greatest track record as a writer (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN), but it may make you feel better to know that the script is by Jon Spaihts (DOCTOR STRANGE). Plus, Tom Cruise is known for taking on some pretty great projects! In any case DRACULA UNTOLD did exactly get anyone excited about Universal's plans for their classic movie monsters, so I'm hoping THE MUMMY fares better.
THE MUMMY is scheduled to be released on June 9, 2017.
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