When most people think of The Mummy, they likely think of the tongue-in-cheek, Brendan Fraser-starring reboot from the late '90s that was less a horror movie and more of a family adventure that went for laughs instead of scares. But when The Mummy first emerged back in 1932, it was unmistakably a horror movie about a young woman stalked by the reanimated corpse of an ancient Egyptian prince.
So when a reboot of The Mummy hits theaters on June 9, 2017, it already has the difficult task of bridging the expectations of those who want an adventure movie and those who want a fantasy-filled horror movie. Thankfully the team behind it seems up to the task. For starters, it's got a screenplay from Doctor Strange and Passengers writer Jon Spaihts and is directed by Star Trek writer-producer Alex Kurtzman. And that's just behind the camera.
In front of it we've got Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis and Sofia Boutella, who just killed it as the alien Jaylah in Star Trek Beyond, playing the titular mummy. And as if that weren't enough, we're also getting Russell Crowe thrown in as a one Doctor Jekyll, which should be an interesting piece of a larger Universal monster-movie puzzle that is expected to bring in the Wolfman, the Invisible Man, the Bride of Frankenstein and maybe more.
Here's the full trailer for The Mummy. Check it out.
The Mummy hits theaters on June 9, 2017.