Universal Pictures kicks off its proposed classic monsters linked cinematic universe with “The Mummy” reboot next Summer starring Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson and Russell Crowe.
“Doctor Strange” co-writer Jon Spaihts was asked about the new “The Mummy” recently by Heat Vision and what sort of tone it is aiming for. From the sounds of it, we can expect much more of a contemporary horror vibe than we got with the Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz-led period action adventure films:
“I think [there is] a similar desire to legitimately explore the frightening and the cosmic. In The Mummy, I think we’re going to see the first Mummy film in the entire Universal canon with the true power to terrify.
The earliest Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi Mummy movies were scary in a small way, perhaps a dated way. They were almost parlor movies. Subsequent movies have been more swashbuckling.
This one is going to have all of that action and adventure, but a legitimate power to terrify. I think that’s going to be the new experience of that film.”
The new “The Mummy” is slated to hit cinemas on June 9th 2017.