‘Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters’
The Mummy is a 2017 American action adventure horror 3D film co-produced and directed by Alex Kurtzman (Cowboys & Aliens; Sleepy Hollow; Venom) from a screenplay written by Jon Spaihts and Billy Ray for Universal Pictures. The film is being co-produced by Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel.
The cast announced so far includes Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella (above, as the titular mummy), Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe (Dr. Henry Jekyll).
The film, which was originally slated for March 24, 2017, will be released on June 9, 2017.
The Mummy is the first of their Universal classic monsters to be rebooted with rumours that Bride of Frankenstein will star Angelina Jolie. The classic monsters are expected to appear in each other’s movies before culminating in an Avengers-style all-star film.
Navy Seals led by Tyler Colt (Tom Cruise) goes on a mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. However, their prey turns out to be mere grave robbers who have all magically died, and when they go inside the bunker Tyler and his team also succumb to some mystical forces out of their control, which is when they realise they are actually in an ancient tomb.
While his men end up turning on each other, Cruise’s character is the only one make it all the way deep within the tomb alive and find an ominous black iron sarcophagus. After he tries to open it he is stabbed in the palm and his mind is cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria, more informally known as The Mummy…
Namib Desert, Namibia
Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London, England, UK
Old Central St. Martins, 12-48 Southampton Row, London, England, UK
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
The Warrington, 93 Warrington Crescent, Maida Vale, London, England, UK
Waverley Abbey, Surrey, England, UK
Winterfold Forest, Surrey, England, UK