Fresh off the release of the film’s second feature length trailer, fans of Universal’s classic movie monsters are in for the start of a shared Monster Movie Universe with the theatrical release of The Mummy later this June. Directed by Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek Into Darkness) and featuring an original screenplay co-written by Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange), the latest iteration of the franchise that was once led by a starring turn from the late Hollywood actor Boris Karloff is all set to shift gears in an entirely new direction.
Effectively putting an end to the 2000s trilogy starring Brendan Fraser, The Mummy reboot will take the Universal franchise to a modern-day setting wherein Tom Cruise finds himself at the center of an archaeological dig gone awry. When Cruise and the rest of his crew unearth the tomb of the ancient Egyptian princess named Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), a centuries …
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