Universal Studios is rebooting The Mummy as a kick-off of their shared “Universal Monsters” universe franchise. It stars Tom Cruise, and it’s about as chock full of Egyptology as you’d expect:
Part of me laughs at the sarcophagus being more Lovecraft than Ramses, but Nyarlathotep is kind of cool. The four-irised eyes seems kind of Mythos-ish, so maybe that’s what they’re shooting for? The movie could also easily lampshade the funky-looking coffin and other “rule of cool” add-ons by having some scholar mention that they’re unlike anything anyone has seen before, etc.
I don’t expect that Brendan Fraser fans will be happy with the new direction, but there’s CGI sandstorms in the new film, too, right?
I was going to say it would be interesting if this was released alongside that upcoming Stargate reboot we’ve been hearing about, but it appears SG-1 shall remain canon for now.