Universal Pictures and Dwayne Johnson are joining forces to reboot The Scorpion King! It was a brilliant movie and I loved it. However, it was not made to last that is why they are rebooting the movie to bring it to modern times. They are trying to introduce the character to a new generation.
Jonathan Herman is writing the script, and don’t expect Johnson to reprise his role. The actor is booked through 2022, and the studio will cast a new actor for the lead role. Even though he’s not taking the lead role, it’s revealed that this is a significant project to Johnson, and there’s a great chance that we’ll see him performing in the movie in some capacity.
Johnson said in a statement:
“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 hardworking actors today. I believe Jonathan Herman will put in the hard work to deliver a fantastic script for our global audience.”
The original movie centered on a desert warrior who arises against the monstrous army that is slaughtering his homeland. Plot details are unsure of what this reboot will do differently than the original, but sources say that unlike the original, this new movie will be a contemporary take set in modern times.
Producer Dany Garcia went on to say:
“The original Scorpion King was a crucial catalyst helping to catapult us into the world of film. To be able to now produce the next iteration as part of our Seven Bucks Productions slate is a special, full-circle moment, a testament to what we have been fortunate enough to build for our audience and ultimately a humble reminder of the timeless value of authentic storytelling.”