Official: 'The Scorpion King' to Sting Once Again
Written By Mikey Sutton • Editor-in-Chief • Owner
The Scorpion King will be back, but he won't be The Rock.
Nevertheless, Dwayne Johnson is going to co-produce a Scorpion King reboot written by Jonathan Herman of Straight Outta Compton fame. The reboot will be set in modern times, according to Deadline.
The Rock's schedule is full until 2022 but Deadline added that, while he won't reprise the title role, it's likely he would appear in the movie anyway.
Here is a direct quote from Johnson about the movie:
“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.”