The Mummy International Trailer Gives Us More Action
Universal Pictures just released an international trailer for The Mummy, giving us a bit more action and a peek into Tom Cruise’s character. Plus, Entertainment Weekly revealed a bit of backstory to Sofia Boutella’s Ahmanet. You can check out the new trailer below.
The Mummy follows two characters whose fates seem intertwined at the moment. Nick Morton (Tom Cruise), as the trailer reveals, seems very much like Nathan Drake from Uncharted in a sense that his hobbies include tomb raiding while causing a major structural damage as he and his partner (Jake Johnson) are being chased around. When he finally meets the very not-“dead” inhabitant of the ancient sarcophagus, he finds himself waking up in a body bag and just as undead as the mummy.
“[Morton and Ahmanet] are finally face-to-face,” teases director Alex Kurtzman (People Like Us). “He’s realizing that he’s deeply, and desperately, cursed.”
As for the mummy herself, Ahmanet was promised by her father to become the next pharaoh of Egypt. He later reneges on that promise after siring a son, however. The betrayal led Ahmanet to a path of dark magic and murder, and…well you know the rest. Kurtzman describes Ahmanet as “a woman who wasn’t content to be put in her place and wanted something more.”
Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) researched Egyptian myth and history to give Ahmanet a particular air of royalty. “These people never shouted,” she says. “They were the most powerful people, but they were just calm.”
Even through Russell Crowe appears in The Mummy as Dr. Jekyll, Kurtzman confirms that we won’t be inundated with so many classic horror monsters all at once.
“The movie’s called ‘The Mummy,’ not ‘The Mummy Meets 12 Other Monsters,’” Kurtzman says. “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 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.
Coming to theaters on June 9, 2017, The Mummy is the first film in the Universal Monster Cinematic Universe. There are plans to next introduce The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, and Van Helsing. All are currently in various stages of development.