Universal’s new take on ‘The Mummy,’ intended to kick-start their new monster movie universe, is ...
Universal Release Synopsis For Tom Cruise’s The Mummy Reboot
This synopsis confirms, as has already been reported, that - by contrast with most recent ‘Mummy’ movies starring Brendan Fraser, which were set between the 1920s and 1940s - this time around, the action takes place in the present day:
“Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (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.”
The synopsis goes on to hint at how the film will set the scene for the broader Universal cinematic universe, complete with a nod to one of the most famous lines from 1935 classic ‘The Bride of Frankenstein:’
“From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.”
Whilst cinematic universes are currently all the rage in the wake of Marvel’s success, Universal were arguably the first studio to attempt such a widespread crossover venture, bringing together their best-loved monsters in such 1940s features as ‘Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,’ ‘House of Dracula’ and ‘Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.’