Tom Cruise escapes death again and again, while confronting an ancient evil, in the action-packed second trailer for “The Mummy.”
The cornerstone of Universal Pictures’ long-discussed Monsters Universe, the reboot of “The Mummy” franchise stars Cruise as Nick Morton, who leads a team of explorers that uncovers the tomb of the ancient princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), whose destiny was unjustly taken from her. Awakened in the present day, the brings with her a malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defies human comprehension.
In addition to action sequences that wouldn’t be out of place in Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible” franchise, the trailer weaves in the Mummy’s backstory, calls in scores of beetles and rats, and gives a prominent role to Russell Crowe’s Dr. Jekyll, who’s expected to provide connective tissue to other films in the fledgling shared cinematic universe.
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.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman from a script by from a script by John Spaihts, the action-adventure horror film also stars Jake Johnson (“Jurassic World”), Annabelle Wallis and Courtney B. Vance (“American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson”). “The Mummy” opens June 9.