THE MUMMY Will Be Telling Two Origin Stories

The Mummy

The Mummy is the new highly anticipated Tom Cruise’s version of the famous ancient monster. Director Alex Kurtzman says that while the film will serve as a reboot to the popular Mummy films of the past, it will also tell a different story.

“There’s an origin story happening on two different fronts…I won’t tell you too much more than that, other than to say: One of the things that I think has defined Tom Cruise movies, for 30 years, is that Tom Cruise always saves the day. You know whenever you’re in a Tom Cruise movie that he’s gonna figure out a way to save the day. And that’s great, and it’s why I pay my money to see his movies. However, in the context of a monster movie, it’s challenging, because monster movies are about characters who are often very out of control, and don’t know how to save the day. The first thing I said to Tom was, ‘It’ll be scarier if we can take away the fundamental knowledge that you’re gonna solve the problem.’”