New Mummy trailer is coming - and here's a scary peek

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

The ancient undead will rise from their tombs once again this weekend as a brand new trailer for The Mummy debuts.

This extended look at Tom Cruise's monster movie will officially launch on Sunday, but there's a sneak peak below to get you in the mood for the resurrection of our favourite ghoul.

The Mummy has long been one of Universal's biggest horror properties and has been rebooted numerous times over the past century - but this adaptation is special.

The undead baddie in this one is played by Star Trek Beyond and Kingsman: The Secret Service's Sofia Boutella, whose Ahmanet is an ancient princess whose destiny was robbed from her in death.

When Ahmanet awakes from thousands of years of slumber, she starts wrecking city blocks in hopes of reaping her revenge on those who wronged her millenia ago.

Standing in her way (or more likely, running away from her) will be action hero Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, who was revealed to be undead himself in a previous trailer.

Director Alex Kurtzman subsequently explained why he went for an undead vs undead smackdown: "I think for a monster movie to work and to scare me, my lead character has to be in the kind of jeopardy that I don't believe he or she could get out of.

"And if I want to take that fear to the next level, I want to believe that maybe that character will act unpredictably – like, maybe they'll do things even they don't want to do. If I can get the audience to believe that about Tom, then it really becomes unique."

The movie also opens the door for a wider Universal monster universe, with a cameo for Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll (and possibly Mr. Hyde too).

The Mummy opens on June 9 in the UK and the US. Watch a previous trailer below:

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