Dwayne Johnson is rebooting his breakout movie, The Scorpion King!
Deadline is reporting that the 48-year-old actor and his ex, Dany Garcia, are teaming up to reboot the franchise with their Seven Bucks Productions.
The original movie centered on a desert warrior who rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland.
For the reboot, sources are saying that it will be a contemporary take set in modern times.
“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,” Dwayne shared 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 at Seven Bucks Productions can help create those same opportunities for other hard working actors today. I believe Jonathan Herman will put in the hard work to deliver a fantastic script for our global audience.”
Dany added, “The original Scorpion King was a crucial catalyst helping to catapult us into the world of film. 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.”
The Scorpion King was Dwayne‘s first movie role, as he appeared as the character in The Mummy Returns, before going on to star in a spinoff movie.
Dwayne will not be starring in the reboot, as he’s quite a busy man and booked up until 2022!
Find out what his next project will be here…
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