Universal have announced a new cast member to the Mummy Reboot along with an edgy plot synopsis that puts hope into the Universal Monster Rebooted Franchise!
With production currently underway in London on what is intended as the first in a new interconnected cinematic Monster Universe. The synopsis is as follows:
‘Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.’
With Tom Cruise set to star in is ought to be one, of the biggest action adventures for the famous studio – we can certainly look forward to some great action set pieces, epic stunt work and may a motor cycle ride from Cruise!
Along with these set details and synopsis reading, Gladiator star Russell Crowe is set to star alongside Cruise.
While promoting his upcoming crime caper ‘The Nice Guys’ – Crowe added a quote or two about the Monster project as it’s director:
‘He really understands the world and he’s been around a long time, on a lot of big projects. He knows how to get something from an idea on the page onto a soundstage and into a camera. Sure, I would imagine he’s scared shitless right about now, and having a hard time sleeping because he’s got ten million things on his mind right now. But when we started talking about this idea, there were a few things I put up in the air and he picked up on them. Those kinds of creative collaborative conversations, if they’re explosive like that from the first time you start talking, and somebody says something that goes off in your mind and that bumps up something that you say and that other person bounces off of that, you’re actually in a really good place. How they’ve pulled all of this stuff forward into a contemporary world and how they’re building it out from there, and how all of the different character interweave into each other’s stories, it’s fantastic.’
He also confirmed that he would be portraying the classic character of Dr. Jekyll:
‘Yeah, I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna play Dr. Henry Jekyll, Fellow of the Royal Society.’
The Mummy is set for release next Summer – for more on this, keep an eye on our page! Nerd out!