THE MUMMY

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9th June 2017

CINEMA NEWS

No, Tom Cruise does not spend this movie wrapped in bandages. In a gender reversal, Sofia Boutella plays the title role originated by Boris Karloff in 1932. Her Egyptian Princess Ahmanet is calling in a promise her long-dead daddy didn't keep - to make her Pharaoh. Cruise is the dude who tracks her down in the labyrinths under modern London. Director Alex Kurtzman saw something in Boutella's mostly silent turn as an assasin in Kingsman: The Secret Service that got her the role:"There's a whole performance going on in her eyes". This movie is the first step in re-imaging Universal's famous creature features, including Frankestein, Wolf Man and the Invisible Man. It' ll be burial time for studio suits if The Mummy falls on its fat one.