The Scorpion King is looking to reign once again. Universal is developing a reboot of the 2002 film that starred Dwayne Johnson.
Screenwriter Jonathan Herman, who earned an Oscar nomination for Straight Outta Compton, is penning the script for Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions.
Scorpion King was a spinoff of Brendan Fraser’s The Mummy series, which saw Johnson’s Scorpion King serve as an antagonist of 2001’s The Mummy Returns. The next year, Johnson led his own film, a prequel that told the story of the desert warrior Mathayus. Scorpion King earned $178.7 million globally and launched Johnson as a leading man.
This version is described as a contemporary take not set in the distant past like the original. Johnson will not reprise his role as the titular character, but may appear in the film in another capacity.