With Tom Cruise as the star, The Mummy reboot is basically Mission Impossible with a supernatural component. The trailer, released a few weeks back, has an immense scope, with tons of action sequences – one of which was boasted as “nearly all practical”. They say to take the “scary” out of horror movies all you have to do is cover your ears. So, what would happen to this Mummy trailer if you were to remove all of the music and sound effects?
There’s an answer, thanks to IMAX, who accidentally uploaded this totally fucked up version of the trailer. Tom Cruise screaming into the empty abyss is my new everything…
— Nick Robinson (@Babylonian) December 20, 2016
“Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: 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.”
Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (Annabell, King Arthur, Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Russell Crowe and Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson).
The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.