As Universal Pictures prepares to breath new life into their classic monster creature features while combining them into the current hot trend for shared cinematic universes, The Mummy represents one of the big main shots at launching this linked set of stories.
With Tom Cruise (Edge Of Tomorrow) as soldier Nick Morton and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) playing the title character, Ahmanet, the stage is set for a sandstorm of new action and chases as the supernatural threat re-emerges. It is just the latest take on a story that has been told many times on screen, though this one will mean another new start, ignoring the more recent Stephen Sommers movies. Cruise has a brush with death and Russell Crowe's (Man Of Steel) Dr. Jekyll welcomes him to a world of gods and monsters.
Alex Kurtzman directs from a script that has been work from Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) and Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), and The Mummy will be out on 9 June.