From what we can gather from the previously-released trailers, Tom Cruise's Nick Mortan is seeking treasure in Egypt, and while he and his partner are under attack, being shot at with rocket launchers, they accidentally unearth Princess Ahmanet's (Sofia Boutella) tomb (actually a prison). Her sarcophagus is put onto a cargo plane and, while in flight, her ancient power awakens, causing the plane to crash. During that zero gravity sequence, Mortan helps Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis) put on a parachute and safely escape, but he's not as lucky as she.
We next see him wake up inside of a body bag. He is neither dead nor alive. He's somewhere in-between. The image below features his first encounter with the evil princess. "They're finally face-to-face," director Alex Kurtzman teased to EW. "He's realizing that he's deeply, and desperately, cursed."
The Mummy is the first film in Universal's shared-universe, so there is no rush to slip in more than one classic monster. "The movie's called The Mummy, not The Mummy Meets 12 Other Monsters," Kurtzman said. "If we create a world that feels interesting and scary, then we will have succeeded in setting up the larger universe."
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella) 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 cast features Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher, Top Gun), Russell Crowe (The Nice Guys, Gladiator), and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond), as well as Courtney B. Vance (The People Vs. O.J. Simpson), Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle, Peaky Blinders), Marwan Kenzari (Ben-Hur), and Jake Johnson (New Girl, Jurassic World).
Alex Kurtzman, the screenwriter and producer behind Star Trek Into Darkness and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is on board to make his directorial debut, working off of a script penned by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange).0comments
The Mummy will lumber into theaters June 9, 2017.