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.’”