Another direction I might possibly head in with the film. This one is more of a classic pulp adventure tale, which I dont think there is enough of in animation.
EDIT: I've decided to head in this direction. Only instead of a 30 second intro, the entire film is going to be one long epic journey of a man, riding his horse across the desert, to a pyramid in the sands.
HA! I kid, but I am going to take the more Pulpish route.