With production currently underway in London, Universal has released the official synopsis for its reboot of “The Mummy”:
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 film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance, with Russell Crowe reportedly in talks to play Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde.
Alex Kurtzman directs from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts. Producers are Kurtzman, Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel with exec producer Bobby Cohen.
“The Mummy”, which is planned as the first film in the Universal Monster cinematic universe, will open on June 9, 2017.