I'm not sure if I love the concept, it could definitely still go in a ton of different directions as this is just basically the first act of the movie so who knows where it'll go from here -- but it is certainly much different than I was expecting! Seems a lot more horror-based than I had thought which I absolutely love (I loved the Rick O'Connell Indiana Jones style Mummy movies but didn't want to see a new version of that with this reboot). Anyway, this is definitely more interesting than I thought it'd be and I look forward to more info!
"The story follows Navy Seal Tyler Colt and his mission in the Iraqi desert to find a group of terrorists hiding out in a bunker. To him and his teams surprise the terrorists within the bunker turn out be nothing more then some grave robbers who have all magically died. Upon entering the bunker Tyler and his team also succumb to some mystical forces out of their control. They soon realize the bunker they have infiltrated is actually a centuries old tomb. Mayhem erupts as all the Navy seal members start turning on one another and are captivated by the forces within the tomb. Tyler is the only one to make it all the way deep within the tomb alive to find an Black Iron Sarcophagus. It's marked with Egyptian symbols like the Ankh and Eye of Horus. Here Tyler is entranced by the forces to open up and release what is inside. But after placing his hand onto the sarcophagus he is immediately stabbed in the palm with a star shaped symbol. From then on his mind is cursed with visions of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria... The Mummy."
I also wonder if this is meant to be apart of the new Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe that the Luke Evans starring Dracula Untold has just started? Being the Mummy and all I imagine it would be... so I wonder how they will work that into this...