Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson To Produce Scorpion King Reboot for Universal
It’s been 19 years since audiences saw Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson step into the role of Mathayus for his acting debut in The Mummy Returns, followed by getting his first starring role in 2002’s spin-off The Scorpion King, where they focused on the character and helped turn Johnson into a fully-fledged movie star.
“The Scorpion King was my very first role ever on the silver screen and I’m honoured and excited to reimagine and deliver this cool mythology to a whole new generation,” said Johnson. Dwayne is teaming up with Oscar-nominated writer Jonathan Herman to reboot The Scorpion King “I wouldn’t have had the career I’m lucky enough to have so I am thrilled that we at Seven Bucks Productions can help create those same opportunities for other hardworking actors today and I believe Jonathan Herman will put in the hard work to deliver a fantastic script for our global audience.” The new film’s plot details are currently being kept close to the chest of all those involved.
The mythical blockbuster will be produced by Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia via their company Seven Bucks Productions.
“The original Scorpion King was a crucial catalyst helping to catapult us into the world of film,” said Dany Garcia. “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.”
With Johnson fully booked through to 2022, the studio will look to tap a new actor to play the action hero. Insiders also add its likely he won’t appear in the movie but given how important the property is to Johnson and the studio, there is always a possibility he could make an appearance when this film does finally get into production and I for one can't wait!!