A lot of very stern men with guns don’t want Tom Cruise getting into a tomb in the new international trailer for “The Mummy.”
The footage depicts Cruise’s Nick Morton, and Jake Johnson’s Sergeant Vail nearly being plunged into an ancient Egyptian tomb after a small town is rocked by gunfire and explosions from a group of soldiers attempting to ward off the duo. The trailer also makes more time for quips than its domestic counterpart.
The film is a reboot of director Stephen Sommers’ supernatural action-adventure series — itself based on the 1932 horror classic — starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. The first film, 1999’s “The Mummy,” was followed by a pair of sequels as well as a “Scorpion King” spinoff that launched its own series of direct-to-video sequels.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the new “Mummy” is the first film in the Universal Monsters shared universe, which looks to draw on the studio’s vast catalog of classic horror characters, including the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Invisible Man and the Bride of Frankenstein.
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess 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.
Arriving June 9, “The Mummy” stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe.