Some supposed details have surfaced regarding Universal’s upcoming reboot of The Mummy, which is being directed by Alex Kurtzman. According to Superhero Movie News the film’s opening goes a little something like this…
The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To his and his team’s surprise, the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more than some grave robbers who have all magically died. Upon entering the bunker, Tyler and his team also succumb to some mystical forces out of their control. They soon realize the bunker they have infiltrated is actually a centuries-old tomb. Mayhem erupts as all the Navy Seal members start turning on one another and are captivated by the forces within the tomb. Tyler is the only one to make it all the way deep within the tomb alive to find a black iron sarcophagus. It’s marked with Egyptian symbols like the Ankh and Eye of Horus. Here Tyler is entranced by the forces to open it up and release what is inside. But after placing his hand onto the sarcophagus, he is immediately stabbed in the palm with a star-shaped symbol. From then on his mind is cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria… The Mummy.
The site goes on to report that other characters in the movie include archeologist Jenny Halsey, shady billionaire Lorenzo Montanari, and Malik leader of the Temple Brothers.
No word on whether or not any of this is true… but there you have it.
The Mummy reboot hits June 24, 2016.