The Mummy trailer: Tom Cruise unearths a monster and faces 'the ultimate evil'
Hell hath no fury like a mummy scorned. Universal Pictures unleashed the new trailer for The Mummy and with it comes the apocalyptic wrath of Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), a vengeful Egyptian princess back from the dead to claim the world as her own. Luckily, she’ll have to go through Tom Cruise first.
Cruise portrays Nick Morton, who helps unearth Ahmanet from her crypt. As we saw in the first trailer, Nick dies in a plane crash that occurs while trying to transport the mummy, only to return to the land of the living in a surprising resurrection of his own. With the help of Dr. Jekyll (played by Russell Crowe) and archeologist Jenny Hasley (Peaky Blinders‘ Annabelle Wallis), he races across the globe to stop Ahmanet’s power from swallowing the earth.
Here, the good doctor tells Nick of “the ultimate evil,” an evil that chose him, using Nick to regain her powers. “She will not stop until she has remade our world into her own,” Dr. Jekyll warns as footage shows Ahmanet decimating building after building, destroying everything in her path.
“You can’t run. You can’t escape,” Jake Johnson’s Sgt. Vail tells Nick, as we see Cruise in all his action star glory in a death-defying underwater chase, car accident, and face-to-face battle with the evil spirit. “She’s got plans for you.”
The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman as part of Universal’s monster movie universe and also stars Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson). See the eye-splitting poster below.
The Mummy is scheduled for release on June 9. Watch the trailer above.