Today, Deadline announced that Dwayne Johnson, alongside Dany Garcia, is looking to produce The Scorpion King reboot. Johnson originally played the character in The Mummy Returns as well as its spin-off solo film in 2002. It’s unknown if he will return for the upcoming project to star. The new film will be a modern take on the character with Straight Outta Compton scribe Jonathan Herman set to pen the script:
“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. 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 hard-working actors today. I believe Jonathan Herman will put in the hard work to deliver a fantastic script for our global audience.”
Daniel Ritchman originally reported the reboot last month on his Patreon before it was officially greenlighted. It’s unknown if this Scorpion King will be connected to Universals other Mummy reboot.
The Scorpion King has no set release date