Tom Cruise's 'The Mummy' Gets New Release Date From Universal

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1932's 'The Mummy'

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.