The latest trailer for The Mummy is here. The Tom Cruise-starring reboot of the classic monster movie hits theaters next month, and this new promo delivers a mix of supernatural thrills and large-scale action. Check it out below:
The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote the first two Star Trek movies in the current reboot series. It also stars Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Annabelle Wallis (King Arthur), and Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson), plus Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll.
In an interview with Slashfilm last December, Kurtzman spoke about the tone of the movie. “I think that our goal is to make a movie that’s full of suspense, full of adventure, that has moments of horror but that isn’t defined as ‘a horror movie,'” he said.
“This goes back to the requirement, I think, of having an unpredictable Tom Cruise in the movie. Because if you remove from the audience’s mind, ‘Oh I know he’s going to save the day,’ and in fact go, ‘He really might not; he has no idea what to do here,’ [it becomes] a situation where they’re kind of scared for him because they don’t know what he’s going to do and they don’t know what’s coming.”
The Mummy hits theaters on June 9. It will be the first entry in Universal’s classic monster movie franchise. While it is the only film so far in this connected universe to be officially announced, we know that a Van Helsing movie is in development, and Crowe is expected to return for a standalone Jekyll and Hyde film.