Get ready to be introduced to a new world of Gods and Monsters.
Ahead of the debut of “The Mummy” reboot trailer, Universal has unwrapped a new poster and a teaser trailer. The clip is super short, but it contains the most important part of the film: the vengeful mummy.
In addition, we also got a striking new poster that provides a close-up of the Mummy’s sarcophagus. Just like in the teaser where the actual bandaged mummy is only onscreen for a few seconds, we see that something has been unearthed that shouldn’t have been disturbed in the first place.
Set in the modern era, an ancient evil called Ahmanet has been unleashed on Earth. It’s worth noting that “The Mummy” remake is distancing itself from previous versions of the well-worn narrative. It still has that blend of action and horror vibe, but overall this film appears to have a more modern and mature take on the Universal classic.
“I think a similar desire to legitimately explore the frightening and the cosmic. In ‘The Mummy’, I think we’re going to see the first ‘Mummy’ film in the entire Universal canon with the true power to terrify,” writer Jon Spaihts was quoted as saying.
He added, “The earliest [Boris] Karloff and Bela Lugosi Mummy movies were scary in a small way, perhaps a dated way. They were almost parlour movies. Subsequent movies have been more swashbuckling. This one is going to have all of that action and adventure, but a legitimate power to terrify. I think that’s going to be the new experience of that film.”
Don’t stay mum! Watch the teaser and tell us what you think:
UPDATE (5th December, 10:45am):
In the newly released trailer, we see lead actor Tom Cruise going up against one of the oldest monsters in existence. Isn’t it weird? The Mummy keeps getting older by the movie, but Cruise still remains as youthful as ever.
The majority of the clip revolves around the intense plane sequence. It’s understood that Cruise’s character will be cursed – and on occasions, under the mind control of The Mummy. “The Mummy is making you do things you don’t want to do. You’re cursed. You don’t know what’s going on. Suddenly, you made a very unreliable protagonist. When you do that, all bets are off,” said director Alex Kurtzman
Watch the trailer here:
“The Mummy” is due out 9th June 2017.