Universal Pictures accidentally posted the wrong IMAX trailer for The Mummy remake, and there’s no way to put this delicately: It’s way better than the original.
The incorrect IMAX trailer is missing half of its audio track, exposing Tom Cruise‘s raucous, gutteral screams without the comforting background noise of sound effects. The video was pulled from YouTube pretty fast, but not before several people posted copies elsewhere.
Tom Cruise’s airplane scream moment is a real highlight.
The accidental IMAX upload of The Mummy trailer without sound effects is amazing and this Tom Cruise screen is DEFINITELY the best part pic.twitter.com/IdDgZSn1tg— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) December 20, 2016
The botched trailer already has its own Reddit thread, and Twitter users are spreading it like wildfire.
Dear IMAX corporation. If you show "The Mummy" like this in its entirety, I'll pay to see it at least five times. https://t.co/UOoW35oST3— Brian Holt (@VeraCruzTX) December 20, 2016
.@imax bring back The Mummy trailer and I'll preorder tickets.— Jim (@keltar93) December 20, 2016
If only the original trailer was provoking this level of interest. Although this does kind of feel like cosmic retribution for trying to make another Mummy reboot in the first place.