The Mummy

Russell Crowe Confirms Role in ‘The Mummy’ Reboot, Says It Will ‘Scare the S— Out of You’

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by Britt Hayes May 7, 2016 @ 2:24 PM
Universal Pictures
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.

‘The Mummy’ Reboot’s Official Synopsis Teases Gods and Monsters and Tom Cruise

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by Britt Hayes May 5, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
Paramount
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‘s ‘The Mummy’ Summons ‘People v O.J. Simpson’ Star Courtney B. Vance

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by Britt Hayes April 15, 2016 @ 6:57 PM
Universal / FX
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.

Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’ Reboot Eyes ‘Annabelle’ Star Annabelle Wallis

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by Britt Hayes March 7, 2016 @ 5:45 PM
Mark Davis, Getty Images
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.

‘Kingsman’ Star Sofia Boutella Cast as The Mummy in Upcoming Reboot

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by Mike Sampson December 8, 2015 @ 2:47 PM
20th Century Fox
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.

Tom Cruise in Talks to Star in Universal’s Mummy Reboot

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by Mike Sampson November 24, 2015 @ 1:56 PM
Warner Bros.
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.

Universal Monsters Reboots Will Have Horror, According to ‘The Mummy’ Director Alex Kurtzman

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by Britt Hayes August 10, 2015 @ 7:59 PM
Universal
Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are heading the brain trust for Universal’s reboot of its classic monsters properties. Kurtzman is directing The Mummy, which will kick off the new, connected universe of films, but previous reports indicated that Universal was going for more of an action-adventure approach with the franchise instead of honoring their classic horror origins. Not so fast, says Kurtzman, who assures fans that these films will definitely have some horror to them.