Sofia Boutella stars as the titular Mummy in this second film in the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe, set in modern times and starring Cruise as Navy Seal Tyler Colt, Annabelle Wallis as archaeologist Jenny Halsey, Courtney B. Vance as Colonel Gideon Forster, and Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll. Yes, apparently that Jekyll.
Annabelle Wallis shared the new set photo:
— Annabelle Wallis (@WallisAnnabelle) July 29, 2016
The group was previously seen shooting in the U.K., with fans capturing photos and videos from the streets:
— Tom Cruise Blog (@tomcruiseblog) July 25, 2016
Here's the synopsis for the Universal film:
"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."
Universal's master plan seems to be to create a series of monster movies in the same fictional universe, starting with "Dracula Untold" in 2014, continuing with this version of "The Mummy" in 2017, and further including a Wolf Man movie, a Van Helsing film, and films on the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Bride of Frankenstein, Frankenstein's monster, and the Invisible Man.
"The Mummy" has moved around a lot on the schedule, but it's currently set for release on June 9, 2017.
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