The Mummy franchise is coming back to life. The first official trailer for The Mummy reboot, starring Tom Cruise, premiered on Sunday, December 4, during Sunday Night Football.
At the beginning of the clip, Cruise’s character, Nick Morton, dies in a bizarre plane crash when the aircraft — which is carrying an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus — is attacked by a flock of birds. Morton later appears to rise from the dead, unzipping himself from a body bag in a morgue and gasping for air.
“Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters,” Russell Crowe, who plays Dr. Henry Jekyll, narrates.
An ancient princess (played by Sofia Boutella) has also come back to life and escaped from her crypt to terrorize modern-day London. “Please meet Princess Ahmanet,” Dr. Jekyll tells Morton. “She will claim what she has been denied.”
There’s plenty of action in the trailer, including fires, explosions, guns, helicopters and chases. The film also stars Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance.
The last film of the most recent Mummy franchise trilogy, which starred Brendan Fraser, was released in 2008, and the internet had mixed reactions about another remake so soon. “Why the hell are they remaking The Mummy. You cannot remake perfection,” one person tweeted. “Brendan Fraser only. What is this new Tom Cruise The Mummy? #notmymummy,” another tweeted wrote.
Others were pumped for the action movie. “Wow. I dug #TheMummy trailer. Some interesting story in there with Tom Cruise’s character. Also, he’s running in a scene so all is on point.”
The Mummy hits theaters on June 9, 2017.
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