It's official: filming has begun on The Mummy reboot, and Tom Cruise looks dashing and a little bit dazed.
The film is a reboot of the 1999 version starring Brandon Fraser and Rachel Weisz and the fact that Universal Studios was able to sign a major name like Tom Cruise bodes well for the success of the remake.
Here he is the in the first on-set photos released by Universal:
And here he is again:
Who's that behind him? It's his costar, Annabelle Wallis, looking like she's wearing the perfect light layers to go unearthing ancient monsters.
Here's what we know about the film so far:
Tyler Colt (Cruise) is a Navy Seal on a mission in the Iraqi desert to locate a group of terrorists believed to be hiding in a bunker. When he and his team find the terrorists, they turn out to be grave robbers — and they all turn out to be dead.
The bunker turns out to be an ancient tomb, and Colt and his team fall under a mysterious spell. They begin to turn on one another, and Tyler is the only one to make it into the depths of the tomb. There he finds a black iron sarcophagus, covered in Egyptian symbols.
The forces that possess the tomb influence Tyler to open the sarcophagus...
Tom Cruise stars as the hero, Tyler Colt. Annabelle Wallis plays an archaeologist and the female lead. Jack Johnson (Jurassic World) brings the comedic relief in a role that was written especially for him. Sofia Boutella will play the Mummy herself.
Alex Kurtzman (People Like Us) is directing, and Jon Spaihts is penning the script (Prometheus).
The Mummy will be the first monster to clear the way for Universal Studio's Monster Universe. Other films will include The Invisible Man reboot, starring Johnny Depp, as well as reboots of Van Helsing, The Bride Of Frankenstein, and The Wolfman.
Variety spilled this much:
"Characters from the monster universe films are expected to crop up in each other’s installments before culminating in an 'Avengers'-style tie-in film."
'The Mummy' reboot will hit theaters on June 9, 2017.
What do you want to see in 'The Mummy' reboot and Universal's Monster Universe?