The King Will Return...
Remember that Brendan Fraser film The Mummy and it's spinoff film, The Scorpion King, which starred rookie actor Dwayne Johnson as Mathayus? Well, Universal Pictures obviously does. It's been announced, thanks to Deadline, that Dwayne is onboard to reboot the The Scorpion King.
Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton) has been hired as the writer for the reboot, with Johnson & Dany Garcia's company Seven Bucks Productions putting it all together alongside Universal.
The site noted that Johnson will not be playing the lead in the film, but an appearance is not out of the question. Deadline continued by saying, “The original film followed a desert warrior that rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. Plot details are vague on what this reboot will do differently than the original, but sources do say that unlike the original, this one will be a contemporary take set in modern times.”
“The Scorpion King was my very first role ever on the silver screen and I’m honored and excited to reimagine and deliver this cool mythology to a whole new generation,” said Johnson. “I wouldn’t have had the career I’m lucky enough to have had it not been for The Scorpion King and I’m thrilled that we at Seven Bucks Productions can help create those same opportunities for other hardworking actors today. I believe Jonathan Herman will put in the hard work to deliver a fantastic script for our global audience.”