Dwayne Johnson confirms Scorpion King reboot

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Dwayne Johnson and Seven Bucks Production are rebooting The Scorpion King. The 48-year-old made his movie lead debut the 2002 film directed by Chuck Russell.

The film centred on a desert warrior who takes on an evil army that is destroying his homeland.

A spin-off of The Mummy franchise there were four more films in the franchise: The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (2008), The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (2012), The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power (2015), and Scorpion King: Book of Souls (2018).

According to Deadline Dwayne will serve as producer with Universal Studios set to look for a new actor to star in the film.

In a statement to Variety, the Baywatch actor said: "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.

"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."

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