The internet got an early Christmas gift yesterday, when an unfinished version of the first trailer for Tom Cruise’s summer 2017 movie The Mummy was temporarily uploaded to YouTube, giving audiences a chance to hear what the movie sounded like without special effects.
Although the video, uploaded by the official IMAX account, was quickly deleted, it wasn’t fast enough; alternate uploads of the video were soon available, sharing the particular joys of the teaser when it sounds slightly less impressive… but infinitely more amusing:
Social media quickly realized just how perfect the accidental new trailer really is:
The IMAX YouTube channel accidentally uploaded The Mummy trailer with missing audio. Funniest shit I’ve seen all day https://t.co/764KMo8S4C— YMS (Adum) (@2gay2lift) December 20, 2016
Anyway, here’s The Mummy trailer with Jingle Bell Rock as the soundtrack. pic.twitter.com/7CnBcturCS— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) December 20, 2016
Not to mention useful!
New Tom Cruise ringtone thanks to the dialog-only Mummy IMAX trailer. pic.twitter.com/RAMNOuppwj— William Wilkinson (@willw) December 20, 2016
I replaced the Wilhelm Scream with Tom Cruise’s scream from The Mummy trailer. https://t.co/5nbKyEUglG— Scott (@Menel4us) December 20, 2016
Really, it’s the gift that keeps giving. Or maybe just the scream that keeps screaming: