Just 16 years after The Mummy Returns, The Mummy returns.
After months associated with speculation and speculation, it’s official: General is indeed rebooting The Mummy as part of the attempt to turn his or her classic movie things — including Frankenstein, Dracula, and more — in a giant interconnected market a la Miracle. And they’ve got a big star technically signed to attempt to defeat The Bandaged A single: Tom Cruise. (Sofia Boutella, best known as the metal-legged assassin from Kingsman: The actual key Service, will play a new she-mummy).
Variety possesses those details, with the confirmation that Alex Kurtzman is actually slated to primary the film from your script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange). Kurtzman is additionally the guy in charge of maps out this fresh Universal Monsterverse, along with Fast & Furious scribe Chad Morgan.
The trade doesn’t have a lot more about the storyline, besides to say that in contrast to the previous version of this franchise (which was headlined by simply Brendan Fraser) this one will be emerge present day. Plus, for every Variety, “characters from the enormous universe films are anticipated to crop up in each other’s installments prior to culminating in an Avengers-style tie-in picture,” so who knows who else will show up right here. Maybe Luke Evans’ Dracula? As well as Dwayne Johnson’s Agent Hobbs via the Fast & Furious? Look, a man may dream.
After a slight change of release time (the film was originally planned for March 2017), Tom Cruise’azines Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy opens in theaters on July 9, 2017.