Fans can now concretely estimate how long they have to wait before Tom Cruise debuts as the new lead in the reboot of “The Mummy”.
As per the report of IGN, Universal Pictures has announced that “The Mummy” reboot will officially debut on June 9, 2017. This date is in a later schedule compared to the previously announced release date of March 24, 2017. In addition, the website also details that the announcement comes with the confirmation that Tom Cruise will indeed join the project since previously his role with the reboot was only a rumor.
Aside from Cruise, the article by IGN also reveals that actress Sofia Boutella has also been confirmed to join the film.
What’s more interesting is that Boutella will play a female version of the Mummy, according to the website.
Meanwhile, Variety reports that plot details about the project remain scarce; however, it was revealed that the upcoming film will be set in the present day compared to the earlier “Mummy” films starring Brendan Fraser.
With regard to the technical aspects of the film, Variety reports that Alex Kurtzman is tasked to direct while John Spaihts is in-charge of the script.
It was reported back in November that Universal Pictures was planning to bring back its most iconic monster films and allow them to exist in a shared universe — similar to the setup that Marvel is doing with its superhero movies.
In relation to the newly-confirmed premiere, Cinema Blend discusses that the schedule is a prime release date which suggests that Universal Pictures is really banking on Tom Cruise’s star power for the film to be successful. The website also considers that Kurtzman’s and Spaihts’ involvement with other bigger and potentially successful projects could do a lot for the film.
It remains to be seen whether the “Mummy” reboot will be able to open new doors for Universal Pictures’ other well-known monsters like Frankenstein and Dracula.