Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy reboot has been causing quite the stir in recent weeks, especially with big news that Hollywood juggernaut Tom Cruise will be starring in the project.
With speculation rife regarding what the first feature in the universe of Universal Movie Monsters will actually be about, Universal Pictures has finally bowed down to fan pressure and officially revealed the synopsis for the action-packed blockbuster. Here's the new direction they are heading in:
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. 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.
Gods and monsters? Sounds intense.
Following on from confirmation that Russell Crowe has also been cast in The Mummy, this is all very exciting news indeed. Just the other day, the Australian actor spoke of his participation, saying:
"Yeah, I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna play Dr. Henry Jekyll, Fellow of the Royal Society. It’s very interesting, what they’re gonna do with that stuff. I’ve had a couple of chats about it with the director (Alex Kurtzman). I’ve known Tom Cruise since 1992, or something like that. When he was married to an Australian, I was really good friends with him. But when he got divorced, I was part of the settlement package, and I went to Nicole [Kidman]."
Despite Cruise's infamous divorce from fellow Aussie Kidman, let's just hope he and Rusty can rekindle their A-list friendship.
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Are you excited for The Mummy reboot?