Universal Pictures has just released the first trailer for The Mummy, its upcoming action blockbuster that stars Tom Cruise in the lead role. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the new movie is a total departure from the classic trilogy, which featured Brendan Fraser. In the reboot, Cruise plays a military man assigned to transport the tomb of Egyptian Queen Ahmanet – played by Sofia Boutella, last seen in Star Trek Beyond – when the plane crashed under mysterious circumstances. Miraculously, Cruise seemingly returns from the dead to discover that Ahmanet has also risen from her sleep and is now on a quest to claim what's rightfully hers. The movie, which also stars Russell Crowe and Annabelle Wallis, is scheduled to be released on June 9, 2017.
Must-watch: Tom Cruise stars in The Mummy reboot
A new world
While the old franchise mixed humour with archaeology, the teaser for The Mummy remake shows a much darker and evil side. Here's the first epic sneak peek...