As a screenwriter, Alex Kurtzman has worked on some of the biggest franchises of the last decade. And now, as a director, Kurtzman is taking the reins of one of Hollywood’s most famous film sagas. The first Mummy film hit theaters 84 years ago, at the dawn of the sound era. On June 9, The Mummy will enter the modern era, with the release of a new film starring Tom Cruise and featuring Star Trek Beyond actress Sofia Boutella as the first female to assume the titular undead role. It’s a stark change from the period-piece action-adventure of the Brendan Fraser Mummy trilogy. And the new film also marks Universal’s first step toward a Cinematic Universe featuring on their stock of iconic movie monsters.