Universal’s classic horror monster reboot of ‘The Mummy‘ is moving full steam ahead in the marketing department and we’ve just received a new shot of Tom Cruise as Nick Morton next to Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll as well as new details on the film! Director Alex Kurtzman has been a little tight on details even with the first trailer for the film having been released but that could be due to how much is riding on the reception of ‘The Mummy’ when it is released. The plan is to kick off an entirely connected cinematic universe of monsters so what ends up being delivered is very important for the studio.
According to Kurtzman it is the monsters themselves that have to be the focus:
“It’s our ability to sympathize with [these] monsters that has made them endure.”
Interesting enough it almost sounds like Tom Cruise’s character won’t be the one who saves the day by the end of the film and if he might likely not even survive the outing if the monsters are the focus:
“There’s an origin story happening on two different fronts. I won’t tell you too much more than that, other than to say: One of the things that I think has defined Tom Cruise movies, for 30 years, is that Tom Cruise always saves the day. You know whenever you’re in a Tom Cruise movie that he’s gonna figure out a way to save the day. And that’s great, and it’s why I pay my money to see his movies. However, in the context of a monster movie, it’s challenging, because monster movies are about characters who are often very out of control, and don’t know how to save the day. The first thing I said to Tom was, ‘It’ll be scarier if we can take away the fundamental knowledge that you’re gonna solve the problem.”
There are quite a few ways that can be taken though it will be interesting to see what happens in the film itself. Another key takeaway though is that it sounds as if we’ll not only be getting the origin of Ahmanet but a second origin as well which is likely Dr. Jekyll’s as we know that he’ll be around for awhile.
Do you think Tom Cruise’s character will return in a later film or will this be a one and done for the actor? Share your thoughts below!
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.
‘The Mummy’ will be unwrapped on the big screen on June 9th, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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