The Scorpion King reboot on cards
However, Dwayne Johnson will not be part of the film
The Scorpion King will be back, but Hollywood action hero Dwayne Johnson has indicated that he will not be reprising the titular character that brought him stardom.
However, the actor will back the project through his Seven Bucks Productions. The Scorpion King reboot will be produced by Johnson along with Universal Pictures.
"The Scorpion King was my very first role ever on the silver screen and I'm honoured and excited to re-imagine and deliver this cool mythology to a whole new generation," Johnson said.
"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," he added.
Scorpion King was a spin-off of The Mummy series starring Brendan Fraser. Johnson's Scorpion King was an antagonist in the 2001 release, The Mummy Returns.
Johnson starred in the 2002 film, The Scorpion King, which was a prequel that told the story of the titular warrior, also known as Mathyaus. The film earned $178.7 million globally and made Johnson a Hollywood star.
The new version is being described as a contemporary take, and will not be set in the ancient past. While Johnson will not reprise his title role, there is a possibility of him appearing in the film in some other role.