Tom Cruise's 'The Mummy' Gets New Release Date From Universal. The action-adventure will star Cruise and 'Kingsman: The Secret Service's' Sofia Boutella.
- Universal Pictures has moved the release of THE MUMMY. The monster movie, which was originally scheduled to bow March 24, 2017, will now open on June 9 of that year. The next film in the Divergent series, Ascendant, and the sequel to Brad Pitt's World War Z also are slated to hit theaters on that date. The action-adventure will star TOM CRUISE and SOFIA BOUTELLA (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and will be directed by Alex Kurtzman from a screenplay penned by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts. Kurtzman will produce the project, along with Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel, with Bobby Cohen acting as executive producer.
The news comes a day after Disney announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII will move off its May 26, 2017, spot to Dec. 15 of that year. The studio moved Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales to open over that Memorial Day weekend in its stead.