There probably won’t be any Imhotep chants in this one, alas.
Like just about every other franchise, “The Mummy” is in the process of being rebooted as part of a shared universe. Tom Cruise is headlining the new series, which differs from the Brendan Fraser–led trilogy in that it’s set in the present day, with Sofia Boutella as the eponymous monster. Set photos from the film’s shoot in London reveal an early look at her version of the character.
Boutella, who previously appeared in “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and will next be seen in this month’s “Star Trek Beyond,” is preceded by the likes of Boris Karloff, Tom Tyler and Arnold Vosloo. Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe all star in the film as well, with Crowe as Dr. Jekyll — part of the Universal Monsters universe that will also feature standalone Wolf Man, Van Helsing, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bride of Frankenstein and Invisible Man films over the next several years.
All the photos may be found here. Alex Kurtzman is directing “The Mummy,” which is set to be released on June 9, 2017.