The Mummy is returning to its fans with a bang. Tom Cruise, leading the star cast, makes his first appearance in the resurrection of the movie “The Mummy.”
The story revolves around an almost forgotten princess who lies beneath the unforgiving desert. It starts by waking up of the princesses who unleashes her wrath upon the humanity.
Premise to the Story
Princess Ahmanet killed her father some 2,000 years ago. The princess was buried alive to punish her for her evil deed beneath the sands of Egypt.
The princesses’ tomb got rediscovered and opened in current time. The princess gets resurrected and she wastes no time in taking revenge of the grudge she accumulated for over two millennia.
The Mummy 2017 – Release Date
The movie was scheduled to be released in 2016. However, the film release was delayed to be released on 9th June, 2017 in 3D, 2D, and IMAX 3D.
The Problem with the Trailer
The first movie trailer was released on December 20th, 2016. However, IMAX released a wrong audio track behind the release. This mistake resulted in fans coming up with memes and video montages. The audio completely missed the original movie soundtrack and fans could only listen to Tom Cruise’s screams and grunts. IMAX quickly realized its mistake and took down the movie. The company also issued DMCA notices to stop the spread of the video with the wrong soundtrack in the background.
Cast and Roles
- Tom Cruise as Nick Morton is playing the role of a former special forces
- Sofia Boutella is the princess in the movie named Princess Ahmanet or The Mummy.
- Annabelle Wallis is playing Jenny Halsey as the scientist.
- Jake Johnson takes on the role of Sgt. Vail.
- Courtney B. Vance as Col. Gideon Forster.
- Russell Crowe will assume the role of Dr. Henry Jekyll.
- Javier Botet will play Set.
- Selva Rasalingam as King Menehptre.
- Dylan Smith as Lorenzo Montanari.
- Rez Kempton plays foreman.
- Chasty Ballesteros plays the role of Kira Lee.
- Marwan Kenzari assumes the Agent of Prodigium role.
- Alaa Salf plays Sickle Slave.
A Brief History of the Mummy Franchise
The first series came to the cinema with five installments which included movies like The Mummy, The Mummy’s Hand, The Mummy’s Tomb, The Mummy’s Ghost & The Mummy’s Curse, and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy.
Hammer Film Productions of Britain began their series back in 1959. The movies by Hammer Film Production included The Mummy, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, The Mummy’s Shroud, and Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb.
The last of the Mummy movie series was filmed between 1999 and 2015. The Mummy in 1999 revolves around an American explorer who discovers Hamunapatra, the city of the dead. The Mummy Returns in 2001 is storied around Alex who triggers a curse, resultantly resurrecting Imhotep. The last of the Mummy movies was The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor in 2008 where the hero continues his fight against the Dragon Emperor.
Universal Pictures has so far released two trailers for the movie.
The first trailer shows an Army Helicopter retrieving the mummy and placing it on an aircraft. As soon as the plane is airborne, it gets engulfed by a storm with countless bats smashing through the screens of the pilots’ cockpit. The plane gradually plunges with engines catching fire, badly shaking and tumbling, hitting its passengers against its walls. One female passenger with Tom Cruise has her parachute accidentally opened and flies off into the sky. Tom Cruise, not able to get out of the plane, supposedly crashes with it and ends up in a morgue. He wakes up and gets out of the body bag to realize his whereabouts. After he is welcome into a new world of Gods and Monsters, the trailer shares a few of the movie’s other glimpses.
The second trailer is a lot more similar to a few scenes common with the first trailer. The second trailer goes the extra length to explain the princess’s lust for power which made her crazy enough to take her own father’s life. She is seen getting mummified and buried alive. The second trailer shows the monstrous stuff coming from the princess where she truly becomes the evil everyone dreaded. The trailer shows objects like cars flying, buildings getting demolished, and other destruction scenes where the princess is reclaiming the world the way she wants to see it.
The Mummy movies in the past have done great business all over the world on the box office. Let us see how the new movie will make its impact after release.