After casting Russell Crowe alongside Tom Cruise in a vague role, we are officially getting a synopsis and glimpse into what the film will be. Universal has officially released the synopsis of the film:
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 in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (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.
To summarize the summary, it’s a modern retelling. Not a bad thing, but there isn’t much in these lackluster paragraphs that we haven’t already seen from the previous films.
There’s a lot to look forward too when it comes to the action, the modernized CGI, and the stellar talent they have surrounding this picture so far, but with that synopsis, we can only wait to see the trailer and how it all translates.