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The Scorpion King
Created byStephen Sommers
Original workThe Mummy Returns (2001)
OwnerUniversal Pictures
Films and television

The Scorpion King film series consists of American sword and sorcery action adventure film and is a spin-off of The Mummy remake film series created by Stephen Sommers.[1] The film series consists of one released theatrical film, four straight-to-home video releases, and an upcoming theatrical reboot.


Film U.S. release date Director(s) Screenwriter(s) Story by Producer(s)
The Scorpion King April 19, 2002 (2002-04-19) Chuck Russell David Hayter, Stephen Sommers & William Osborne Jonathan Hales & Stephen Sommers Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Kevin Misher & Stephen Sommers
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior August 19, 2008 (2008-08-19) Russell Mulcahy Randall McCormick Sean Daniel & James Jacks
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10) Roel Reiné Shane Kuhn & Brendan Cowles Randall McCormick Leslie Belzberg
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power January 6, 2015 (2015-01-06) Mike Elliott Michael D. Weiss Mike Elliott & Ogden Gavanski
The Scorpion King: Book of Souls October 23, 2018 (2018-10-23) Don Michael Paul Frank DeJohn & David Alton Hedges Mike Elliott
Untitled reboot TBA TBA Jonathan Herman Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia & Dwayne Johnson


In November 2020, a reboot of The Scorpion King film series was announced to be in development. Jonathan Herman will serve as screenwriter, with the plot taking place in modern-day and involving a contemporary adaptation of Mathayus of Akkad / Scorpion King. Dwayne Johnson will serve as producer alongside Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia. The project will be a joint-venture production between Universal Pictures and Seven Bucks Productions.[2]


Characters Films
The Scorpion King The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power The Scorpion King: Book of Souls
2002 2008 2012 2015 2018
Mathayus of Akkad
The Scorpion King
Dwayne Johnson Michael Copon
Pierre MaraisY
Victor Webster Zach McGowan
Memnon Steven Brand  
Cassandra the Sorceress Kelly Hu   Kelly HuA  
Arpid Grant Heslov  
Balthazar Michael Clarke Duncan  
Layla   Karen David  
Ari   Simon Quarterman  
Fung   Tom Wu  
Pollux   Andreas Wisniewski  
Sargon/Sarkhan   Randy Couture  
Olaf   Bostin Christopher  
King Ramusan   Temuera Morrison  
Princess Silda/Cobra   Krystal Vee  
Tsukai   Selina Lo  
Agromael   Dave Bautista  
Sorrell Raskov   Barry Bostwick  
Valina   Ellen Hollman  
Skizzura   Lou Ferrigno  
King Zakkour   Rutger Hauer  
Drazen   Will Kemp  
Nebserek   Peter Mensah
Tala   Pearl Thusi
Kensa   Mayling Ng
Uruk   Peter Charles

Additional crew and production details

Crew/Detail Film
The Scorpion King The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power The Scorpion King: Book of Souls
2002 2008 2012 2015 2018
Composer John Debney Klaus Badelt Trevor Morris Geoff Zanelli Frederik Wiedmann
Cinematographer John R. Leonetti Glynn Speeckaert Roel Reiné Trevor Michael Brown Hein de Vos
Editor(s) Greg Parsons & Michael Tronick John Gilbert Radu Ion & Matthew Friedman Jeff McEvoy & Brian Scott Steele Vanick Moradian
Production studios Alphaville Films
WWF Entertainment
  Universal 1440 Entertainment
Distributing companies Universal Pictures Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Running time 92 minutes 109 minutes 105 minutes 105 minutes 102 minutes

In other media

Video game adaptations were released:


  1. ^ Malhotra, Rahul (18 November 2022). "Brendan Fraser Defends the "Charm" of The Rock's CGI Scorpion King". Collider. Retrieved 5 January 2023.
  2. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 10, 2020). "'Scorpion King' Reboot In Works From Dwayne Johnson And Dany Garcia's Seven Bucks Productions And Universal; 'Straight Outta Compton' Scribe Jonathan Herman Penning Script". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 10, 2020.