Universal has released an official synopsis for its spectacular, all-new cinematic version of ‘The Mummy,’ which is headlined by Tom Cruise. “Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (played by Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.” Cruise and Boutella (‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ ‘Star Trek Beyond’) are joined by a cast that includes Annabelle Wallis (‘Annabelle’), Jake Johnson (‘Jurassic World’), Marwan Kenzari (‘Ben-Hur’), and Courtney B. Vance (‘Terminator Genisys’). Russell Crowe is also confirmed to co-star, playing Dr. Jekyll. The Alex Kurtzman-directed reboot is the first in the studio’s plan for a shared universe of action-packed horror movies based on its classic monsters, including ‘The Invisible Man’ (starring Johnny Depp), ‘Dracula,’ ‘The Wolf Man,’ ‘Van Helsing,’ and ‘The Bride of Frankenstein.’ THE MUMMY is pencilled in for a June 2017 release.