Mission: Impossible is about to head to Egypt.
Universal has released the first official trailer for The Mummy, a follow-up to the four-film franchise that starred Brendan Fraser between 1999 and 2008.
And while many are wondering what the heck Cruise is doing resurrecting this mostly-ridiculed set of movies, one look at the following trailer reveals the answer:
The Mummy is basically Mission: Impossible, just set in the world of the supernatural.
This preview opens with the sort of action sequence Cruise fans have come to expect and love from his blockbusters, while all associated with the movie have gone to great lengths to emphasize that it really is NOT related to those Brendan Fraser films at all.
In this case, an ancient princess (played by Sofia Boutella) is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, brings with her extreme malevolence and serious terrors that endanger all modern-day people.
Russell Crowe somehow also stars in the movie, along with Courtney B. Vance, Annabelle Wallis, and Jake Johnson. That's a pretty solid cast.
And Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek Into Darkness and Transformers) is directing!
Look for Gods and monsters to make appearances on Earth, along with Cruise’s character traveling to different parts of the world; such as London, Egypt and Middle East.
The Mummy comes out on June 9, 2017.
CHECK OUT THE TRAILER NOW: