The first trailer for The Mummy has arrived, and it looks like Tom Cruise has his work cut out for him.
While there were plenty of memorable moments from the trailer, I’ve managed to cut it down the five things that really caught my eye. Check them out below!
5. With a bang!
Blockbuster megastar Tom Cruise continues to find new stunts that will push him to the edge. While I thought he would never top his death-defying plane ‘ride’ in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, he’s now going for a free fall of epic proportions when malevolent forces overtake his crew’s cargo plane, as they escort their new found treasure back to civilisation. It’s a violent and visceral moment, and really sets the scene for the rush that is to come.
4. “Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters.”
Russell Crowe makes a brief appearance on screen as the proper and intellectual Dr. Henry Jekyll, a mysterious figure who comes into Morton’s life and appears to know more than he is letting on about this new world of ‘gods and monsters.’ While Crowe portrays the good doctor with a measure of composure, we are still yet to meet his sinister alter ego Mr. Hyde. Crowe’s inclusion as Jekyll also points to the looming ‘Monsters Universe’ that we’ll see unfold in successive sequels and interconnected narratives.
3. He is risen.
While at first it appears that Cruise’s mercenary adventurer Nick Morton meets a grisly end following the destruction of his cargo plane, he is unexpectedly resurrected in a very spooky scene in a morgue. Is Morton alive, dead, or is he now the living dead with powers and abilities that may just allow him an advantage against this devastating supernatural force? We’ll have to wait and see.
2. “Please meet Princess Ahmanet.”
Sofia Boutella is all kinds of evil as the new and unstoppable force of The Mummy! This Egyptian hellion was robbed of her destiny and now desires nothing more than the complete and entire destruction of the human race. Boutella’s freakiness is apparent, and her raw fury sure makes her a terrifying force to be reckoned with.
1. The horror….the horror.
Director Alex Kurtzman isn’t skimping on the horrors here. This first trailer is a freaky watch, and I feel that we’re only scratching the surface of the horrors that await. Between morgues and Princess Ahmanet levelling her otherworldly powers on London, the scares feel all too real.
The Mummy will arrive in cinemas on June 8, 2017 in New Zealand and Australia and on June 9 in the US and UK.