By Mandela Wells

@MwellsDJ

1/22/16

Tom Cruise has officially signed on to star in “The Mummy” remake. Cruise will be joining Sofia Boutella who will play the titular monster.

Jon Spaihts is penning the script as we speak. Plot details are vague but it is said that it will be set during the present day, unlike the previous trilogy that starred Brendan Fraser. Cruise isn’t expected to produce, but it is said that he will play a major part in the development process.

Alex Kurtzman will be directing and producing the picture. Alex Morgan and Sean Daniel will also produce as well.

Reports say that Characters from the new monster universe films that studios are creating are expected to pop up in each other’s films before coming together in an “Avengers”-style film where they all show up at once.

As of now there is no release date set for “The Mummy” and no word on other cast members