The 1999 film the Mummy starring Brandon Fraiser (yeah I know… what ever happen to him?) and Rachel Weisz (Yeah strangely another seemingly lost soul of movies gone by) and John Hanna of Spartacus Starz series fame is one of my personal favorite films from that strange year of 1999. Besides sporting so rather amazing special effects the other reason I like the film so much was that it never took itself too seriously, it was awash with witty dialogue and at time, comical characters like those you would expect to see in any given situation comedy sitcom, each character playing off the others.
Now Universal has released an official synopsis of The Mummy, and the cascade of powerful adjectives indicates that the studio is planning to turn the classic supernatural monster tale into something exponentially more epic. The official text (seen below) describes a “spectacular” retelling of an ages-old legend:
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.