Dwayne Johnson is well the world’s highest-paid actor at this level, however he’s been raking in huge paydays nearly for the reason that very begin of his film profession. For occasion, regardless of solely having a minor supporting position within the venture, Johnson was paid $5 million for signing on to The Mummy Returns, which is a large payment for a primary time actor.
After all, that look led to his personal spinoff within the type of The Scorpion King, the place he as soon as once more pulled in some severe money after choosing up a examine for $5.5 million. The film itself wasn’t something significantly particular, providing up satisfying however unremarkable B-level motion fare. Nonetheless, it did respectable sufficient enterprise on the field workplace after scoring nearly $180 million on a $60 million price range. And now, it appears Universal is eager to hit the reboot button on the property.
The Scorpion King franchise has continued for years now, after all, though you’d be forgiven for by no means having heard of the 4 cut price basement sequels that launched between 2008 and 2018. And from what Deadline is reporting, this new take goes to be much more excessive profile.
The outlet writes that Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions will relaunch the franchise, with Jonathan Herman on board to pen the script. And whereas they do notice that The Rock’s extremely busy schedule could make it robust for him to seem in entrance of the digital camera, it’s an necessary venture for him and as such, Deadline believes there’s a great probability he’ll be capable to discover a while to tackle a job.
Plot particulars, in the meantime, are non-existent, however we all know that it’ll be a “be a recent take set in fashionable occasions.” Except for that, although, we are able to solely speculate as to what The Rock is likely to be cooking up for us right here. However no matter what it seems to be, with Johnson closely concerned, we’re definitely excited for this new tackle The Scorpion King.