Sofia Boutella has already joined the cast, and Annabelle Wallis is in talks to hop on board the project.
Jon Spaihts is writing the script, while Alex Kurtzman is on board to direct and produce alongside Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel. The film will be Universal’s first in its endeavor to unify classic monsters into one franchise.
The film is set for a June 9, 2017, release. Johnson will play a member of the military.
Johnson’s credits include Fox’s hit show “New Girl,” “Jurassic World,” “Let’s Be Cops” and “Neighbors.”
Recent installments in the “Mummy” franchise include 1999’s “The Mummy,” 2001’s “The Mummy Returns” and 2008’s “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” The films have grossed more than $1.25 billion worldwide.
Executive Vice President of Production Jon Mone and Vice President Jay Polidoro will oversee the production on behalf of Universal.
Johnson is represented by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.