In just a few more months, monster movie fans will finally be able to watch the first installment in Universal Pictures' planned Universal Monsters shared universe rebooted movie series, The Mummy.
Based on the recently released trailer, the upcoming new reboot film will be far less light-hearted when compared to the remakes that starred Brendan Fraser. Instead, the new film, which will be starring Tom Cruise, will apparently be much more action-packed, with more focus on the monsters themselves.
The Mummy is also the first of many reboot film planned by the studio, as per the Hollywood Reporter. Universal has of course already revealed some details about their future movie plans, including the return of monster icons such as The Invisible Man, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Wolf Man.
As for the upcoming movie, Cruise will be joined by several big name Hollywood stars, including Russel Crowe, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, and Courtney B. Vance. The movie's main protagonist, Tyler Colt, will be played by Cruise, while the 3,000-year old "Mummy" in the movie will be portrayed by Boutella.
Crowe's role on the other hand may be a hint at the character for the next monster movie, as per a report from Den of Geek. Crowe has been revealed to play a character named Dr. Henry Jekyll. Horror fans will of course be familiar with the name, seeing as that it is the name of the main character from Robert Louis Stevenson's iconic Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde novel.
The good doctor's presence in the movie may of course be used as a starting point for a possible movie that will have the character in a starring role. According to the released synopsis of the movie, the reboot will be featuring the start of a new world of gods and monsters that begins with the awakening of an ancient queen.
Cruise's character, who is part of the excavation, is himself turned into an undead being, right after the plane carrying the exhumed sarcophagus crashes. The Mummy is scheduled to hit theaters on June 9.