Peter Hyams’ 1997’s creature-feature, The Relic, was a pretty good movie. It featured Tom Sizemore (despite his personal foibles, the man’s a damn good actor) as Lt. Vincent D’Agosta, who had to stop a mysterious killer who’s MO was beheading.
He follows the bodies to–if I recall–The Museum of Natural History, where something monstrous has returned home.
And it’s a good movie, but there’s one detail that’s a bit problematic. And that is that Agent Aloysius Pendergast was written out entirely.
Which is a shame because Agent Pendergast is one of the most interesting characters in the novels. Visualize a thin man of average hight, who’s an albino. This is an important detail because he’s a very natty dresser, and is occasionally described as a very well-dressed cadaver.
In terms of abilities, he’s what you might get if you crossed Sherlock Holmes (or maybe Solar Pons), with Indiana Jones and a ninja.
Luckily it appears this little oversight is about to be corrected because Gale Anne Hurd–of The Terminator, The Walking Dead, and many others–is developing a series based on the novels that will feature Pendergast for Spike TV, which is a very good thing indeed.