The first trailer for the reboot of The Mummy has been released, and if this preview is any indication, this upcoming Tom Cruise action-horror flick may rule the summer of 2017.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Alex Kurtzman recently previewed the clip to select members of the media and stated that The Mummy will be part of a "shared universe" stretching across several upcoming Universal monster flicks. They will include reboots of Frankenstein and The Invisible Man—which is set to star Johnny Depp.
Kurtzman also reportedly dropped some other details, including the idea that Tom Cruise—for once—will play a morally conflicted hero who may not exactly save the world. That would be a welcome change for an actor who has made so much of his career out of playing righteous good guys.
The Mummy also stars Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella as the villain, an "ancient princess" rousted from her desert sarcophagus who brings "with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension," according to IMDB. She already looks terrifying in the film's title role. It lurches into theaters June 9, 2017.