The Rock Is Rebooting The Scorpion King

Wrestler-actor Dwayne Johnson, who made his big-screen debut with 2002’s The Scorpion King, is getting back in The Scorpion King business. He is reportedly teaming with Universal Pictures to reboot the film that started it all for him, according to Variety. It hasn’t yet been disclosed whether he will play an onscreen role, but at the very least he will be producing.

“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,” Johnson said in a statement. “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… can help create those same opportunities for other hard-working actors today.”

Jonathan Herman, who earned an Oscar nomination for 2015’s biographical drama Straight Outta Compton, is attached to write the new Scorpion King’s script. In addition to Johnson, Dan Garcia and his production company Seven Bucks Production (Ballers, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) will be co-producing. No announcements have yet been made regarding casting or director choices.

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