‘The Mummy’ Featurette: Tom Cruise Braves Zero Gravity and Punches Russell Crowe – Yahoo Movies (blog)

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The Mummy (in theaters June 2017) looks like part old-school monster movie, part Mission: Impossiblestyle action flick in a new behind-the-scenes featurette (watch it above). The first of Universal’s planned series of classic monster reboots, The Mummy stars Tom Cruise as a soldier pitted against an ancient evil. Algerian-French actress Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond) plays the monster, a 5,000-year-old princess who has emerged from her crypt with sinister intentions.

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In the video, Boutella says that director Alex Kurtzman wants to give “proper honor” to the original Universal horror films of the 1920s through the 1950s, which introduced audiences to terrifying-yet-sympathetic characters like Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and the Invisible Man. But while the sets are properly Gothic and…

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