Listen, I won’t pretend to know whether I’m supposed to be excited about the new Universal Studios monster movies or not. Like most of you, I do get a little bit of a headache every time a studio boss utters the words “shared universe,” but no matter how cynicism I try and muster for the new Tom Cruise remake of The Mummy, I just can’t. It has Tom Cruise! Running around London! Fighting a gosh-darn mummy! Yeah, that’s right, I’m an easy mark.
It’s hard to know what to expect from Universal’s ambitious new monster movie franchise, which will reboot many of the studio’s iconic boogeymen in one shared universe of films. And we probably won’t have a decent idea about what the studio is up to until next summer, when The Mummy hits theaters. But thanks to Russell Crowe, we have some indication of what Alex Kurtzman is planning for his reboot, which also stars Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella.
Just yesterday we learned that Russell Crowe is in talks to play Dr. Jekyll opposite Tom Cruise in The Mummy, and while Universal has yet to confirm that casting, they have released the first official synopsis for the reboot. The plot description makes some hefty promises for Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut, which is meant to kickstart a new shared universe of action-packed horror movies based on the studio’s classic monsters.
Tom Cruise is already deep into filming on Universal’s upcoming Mummy reboot, but the studio has added one big star to the film’s cast. Taking a cue from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio is in “early talks” with Russell Crowe to make an...
There were many great performances in American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson, and Courtney B. Vance’s portrayal of defense attorney Johnnie Cochran was one of the absolute best (to say nothing of fellow MVPs Sarah Paulson and Sterling K. Brown). It looks like critics and audiences weren’t the only fans of Vance’s work on the series, as the actor is making a pretty big leap to the big screen, joining Tom Cruise in Alex Kurtzman’s reboot of The Mummy.
After a few delays, Universal is preparing to kickstart their new shared universe of classic monster reboots. The franchise will begin in 2017 with The Mummy, and casting has been ramping up, with Tom Cruise recently confirmed to headline Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut. Annabelle Wallis, star of Peaky Blinders and Conjuring spin-off Annabelle, is in talks to join Cruise in the cast of the modern day action-horror flick, in which she’ll play a scientist who will presumably have a lot of ’splaining to do.
Just 16 years after The Mummy Returns, The Mummy returns.
After it was announced that Tom Cruise would be starring in The Mummy reboot came rumors that the Mummy itself in the movie might actually be a woman. Well, Universal have kept their promise and gender-swapped the gauze-wrapped monster, casting Kingsman star Sofia Boutella (the sword-legged Gazelle) as the new Mummy.
There were not many ways to get me excited in a Mummy reboot, the first in a planned series of connected movies linking The Wolfman, Dracula, Frankenstein and more, but Universal has found a way. Tom Cruise is in talks to star in The Mummy and is expected to take a major role in developing the new monster universe.
A new report suggests that the studio has considered going in an exciting new direction with their planned reboot of The Mummy. Specifically, this mummy might be a mommy!