Universal Unwraps 'The Mummy' Plot Details

Although a reboot of "The Mummy" has been in the works for four years, the details have been painted in only the broadest of strokes -- set in the present day, it features a female mummy and Tom Cruise as the hero -- until now.

This morning, Universal Pictures released the first synopsis for what will be the flagship of the long-discussed Monsters Universe:

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and "Star Trek Beyond") 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.

Oh, sure, it's light on specifics, but it's a lot better than what we had previously.

Directed by Alex Kurtzman, who's overseeing the interconnected Monsters Universe with Chris Morgan, "The Mummy" also stars Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance. Russell Crowe is reportedly in negotiations to play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

The film opens June 9, 2017.

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