‘The Scorpion King’ reboots on the works as Dwayne Johnson tries to cross the torch
Dwayne Johnson develops a restart of The Scorpio King Collider learned at Universal.
Johnson will co-produce the film with his banner, Seven Bucks Productions Dany Garcia and Hiram Garciawhile Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton) will write the script that is set in this day and age. Universal Jay Polidoro and Tony Ducret will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
The Scorpion King was one of Johnson’s early film roles, and while he’s done bigger and better projects since then, he still believes the IP has value and is ready to pass the torch down to the next generation. Because the film is so close to his heart, it is possible that he will also appear in the new film.
In the original film, Johnson, fresh from the WWE, played a desert warrior who faces an evil army that wants to destroy his homeland. It’s unclear if the reboot deviates from the plot, but given the current script, it’s safe to say that major changes will be made. Released in 2002, the film grossed $ 180 million worldwide.
“The Scorpion King was my very first role on screen and I am honored and excited to reinterpret this cool mythology and bring it to a whole new generation,” Johnson said in a statement. “I wouldn’t have had the career I was lucky enough to have had it been for The Scorpion King, and I’m thrilled that we at Seven Bucks Productions can help create the same opportunities for other hard working actors today . I think Jonathan Herman will put the hard work into delivering a fantastic script for our global audience. “
Johnson just wrapped the Netflix movie Red notice With Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynoldsand he will soon be seen opposite Emily Blunt in Disney’s Jungle cruise. He will also appear in DCs Black Adam Film next to it Noah Centineo and Aldis Hodge. To see the latest Jungle Cruise trailer, click here and check out which Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich had to say about the band’s contribution to the score.