New 'The Mummy' featurette brings us closer to the monsters

Sydney nearly came to a standstill on Monday night for one of the biggest stars in the world, as Tom Cruise walked the black carpet of the Australian premiere of his new movie The Mummy, alongside his co-star Russell Crowe.

With the visit, Cruise kept a promise made when he was last in Taiwan in 2013 that he would return to the island to promote one of his future films in the not-too-distant future.

The film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe.

Continuing the studio's long-standing tradition of classic monster movies, The Mummy will pit Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) against an ancient evil that awakens in the modern era.

"But you've got to play by the rules".

"But I was six years old and banging on their door and then sleeping on the floor of their room", he laughed.

"I think it was about time to make the monster female".

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television's Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World) and Courtney B. Vance (TV's American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® victor Russell Crowe (Gladiator).

"You know, I've wanted to put that in a movie, that stunt", Cruise said.

The Mummy will be released on June 9 in the United Kingdom and the US. "I've been working on it and studying it".

This desire to throw himself into the action, again, harks back to his childhood.

"I love these monster movies".

Annabelle Wallis and Sofia Boutella, who also have major roles in the film, are accompanying Cruise on the promotional tour.

Adelaide's Mix102.3 Breakfast's Jodie and Soda were interviewing the star on the red carpet at the Australian premiere of The Mummy in Sydney, when the tense exchange occurred.

  • Jacqueline Ellis