Universal Pictures and Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions are looking to relaunch a new Scorpion King movie and have set Jonathan Herman to pen the script. Johnson and Garcia will produce along with Seven Bucks’ Hiram Garcia. With Johnson booked through 2022, the studio will look to tap a new actor to play the action hero as well as a director to steer the ship. 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.
Everyone knows that I love Dwayne Johnson. I'm the #1 Teremana fan and also the #1 believer in the fact that he actually tore his gate right off the hinges in order to get to a Black Adam shoot.
Rocky, I think they would wait for you if you were having transportation troubles. Anyway, the point is that as much as we all love The Rock, the Scorpion king movies suck. There has inexplicably been 5 of them (not counting 'The Mummy Returns', which technically features him), and all of them have been progressively worse.
I just don't know how you reboot this franchise and make it good. Not to mention this tidbit:
The original film followed a desert warrior that rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. Plot details are vague on what this reboot will do differently then the original, but sources do say that unlike the original, this one will be a contemporary take set in modern times.
Sooooo the Rock isn't starring in it, and it's now set in modern times? I'll pass on this one. I understand the property probably means a lot to Johnson since it was basically his first true big screen role, but this isn't a good idea. On the other hand, they should bring back 'The Mummy' and get Brendan Fraser back.