Need a teaser trailer for the actual trailer? Most would say no, but that’s not stopping Hollywood. The glimpses we get are of Sofia Boutella (Kingsman and Star Trek Beyond) and Maximus (Russell Crowe). And Tom Cruise saying ‘she’s real.’ Cue the Scientology jokes…

The Mummy teaser trailer is 15 seconds to build hype for the actual trailer releasing on Sunday.

First impression is the Brendan Frasier campiness of the original Mummy, and The Mummy Returns is gone. Hence, no pet bird. Instead, the plot readout screams the team on the new version has a serious budget:

Thought safely entombed in a tomb 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.

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Expect sequels. The cast is stacked with Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator) – Sorry brother, you’re forever known as Maximus. And Tom Cruise.

The Mummy Release Date

The film lands in theaters on June 9, 2017. And it will be battling stiff competition. Its release window is on the second weekend of the standalone Wonder Woman film, and The Mummy will fight zombies with the premiere of World War Z 2. Brad Pitt vs. Tom Cruise at the box office.

Behind the camera for The Mummy is Alex Kurtzman as both director and a producer. You’ll know the name from various entries in the Star Trek, Mission Impossible, and the Transformers series. Chris Morgan joins him as a producer and is known for his work on the Fast & Furious franchise.

Yes. We can expect sequels. These two are money printers in Hollywood. Stay tuned on Sunday for the full trailer.

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