TOM CRUISE headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
Thought safely entombed deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (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.
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.
Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson), Marwan Kenzari (The Promise) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).
The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, and Sarah Bradshaw (Maleficent) produce alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.
Joining Kurtzman behind-the-scenes is a seasoned crew of filmmakers led by cinematographer Ben Seresin (World War Z, Unstoppable); production designers Dominic Watkins (The Bourne Supremacy, United 93) and Jon Hutman (Unbroken, The Holiday); Oscar®-winning editor Paul Hirsch (Star Wars, Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol), alongside editors Gina Hirsch (Source Code, Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol) and Andrew Mondshein (The Six Sense, The Hundred-Foot Journey); costume designer Penny Rose (Pirates of the Caribbean series, Unstoppable); and composer Brian Tyler (The Fate of the Furious, Thor: The Dark World).
David Koepp (Mission: Impossible, War of the Worlds) and Academy Award® winner Christopher McQuarie (The Usual Suspects, Mission: Impossible series) and Dylan Kussman wrote the screenplay for The Mummy, which is from the screen story by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange) and Kurtzman & Jenny Lumet (Rachel Getting Married).
Jeb Brody (Fifty Shades of Grey, Little Miss Sunshine) and Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek series) serve as the film’s executive producers.
A massive undertaking that spanned three continents, 50 sets, 64 zero-gravity weightless sessions (mid-flight), 300-pound sarcophagi, thousands of special and visual effects, decades of imagination, more than one million feet of film—not to mention countless moving parts and pieces—the world creation and cinematic launch of The Mummy represents a labor of deep love for the hundreds of cast and crew who have spent endless hours painstakingly developing and crafting an epic action-adventure that has been 5,000 years in the making.
Now, it is time to meet Princess Ahmanet…and to enter the world of The Mummy.
Opens in Australian cinemas today – 8 June.