Watch the Tense First Trailer For The Mummy Starring Tom Cruise

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Welcome to the world of gods and monsters.

Russell Crowe promised it would “scare the sh— out of” audiences, and the new trailer for Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy teases a thrilling adventure that more than follows through on its star’s claims.

The first full-length clip for the upcoming epic shows the treacherous journey traversed by Nick Morton (Tom Cruise), who seems to die in the first 30 seconds of the trailer, comes back to life, and then chases an Egyptian princess (Sofia Boutella) whose “destiny was unjustly taken from her” in ancient times, long before she was “awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.”

Hot off his starring role in this year’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Cruise leads an all-star cast in The Mummy, which includes Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders), and Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson) in addition to himself and Crowe, who previously won an Oscar for his performance in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator.

The last reboot of the famed Mummy franchise spanned four titles (three consecutive features plus the 2002 spinoff, The Scorpion King) released between 1999 and 2008. Collectively, those films – which featured a revolving door of actors, including Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide, unadjusted for inflation.

The Mummy opens June 9, 2017, in theaters nationwide. Watch the film’s first trailer above.

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