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The Scorpion King

The Scorpion King



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WWF sensation The Rock stars as The Scorpion King, a spin-off of The Mummy series based on the character first introduced in The Mummy Returns. Co-starring Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile), Kelly Hu and Peter Facinelli, the exciting action-adventure was written by Stephen Sommers and Will Osborne and David Hayter from a story by Jonathan Hales and Sommers, with Chuck Russell (The Mask, Eraser) directing. Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Stephen Sommers and Kevin Misher are the producers with Vince McMahon serving as executive producer. Inspired by the legendary Egyptian warrior, The Scorpion King is set 5000 years ago in the notorious city of Gomorrah, where an evil ruler is determined to lay waste to all the nomadic peoples of the desert. The few remaining tribes, never natural allies, have to unite or perish. Knowing their enemy relies on the visions of a sorcerer, they hire a skilled assassin, Mathayus (The Rock), to eliminate the visionary. After infiltrating the enemy camp, Mathayus discovers that the sorcerer is in fact a beautiful woman (Kelly Hu). Rather than eliminate her, he takes her deep into the desert badlands, knowing that the ruler’s henchmen will stop at nothing to rescue her and bring her back. Seriously wounded in the ensuing battle, Mathayus must find the strength to lead his scrappy band of allies back to Gomorrah for a final confrontation.

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