TrailerWatch: “The Mummy” dusts off some serious action…and a peek at the Universal Monsters universe

mummy-2017-poster“Please meet Princess Ahmanet.  She will claim what she has been denied.”

OOH!  Russell Crowe is definitely putting a malevolent edge on that introduction.  And I’m loving it. Crowe ain’t just saying hello for her royal wrapped-ness, but for the new Universal Monsters shared universe.

There’s a definite Monsters-Meet-Mission-Impossible vibe here, but it works with the source material, and of course Tom Cruise’s ability to kick major onscreen stunt ass.  And with Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll, this universe is definitely looking to spread its wings.  Synopsis!

Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (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.

Here’s hoping the Princess is as badass in the film as she is in these quick peeks…and that Jekyll gets his Hyde on as well.  Because a monster universe is definitely one I’d sign up for.   The Mummy unwraps June 9th, 2017.

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