More Scorpion King Prequel Details

ON first reported back in June that Resident Evil: Extinction helmer Russell Mulcahy will direct a prequel to The Rock’s The Scorpion King. Now, Moviehole has learned more details:

Casting is underway on “The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian,” a Dwayne Johnson-less sequel to the “Mummy Returns” spin-off.

Produced by Patti Jackson and Lisa Gooding, and directed by Russell Mulcahy (“Highlander”), the film will tell the backstory of the Polynesian warrior and his relationship with long time love Layla.

The film, set to start shooting in South Africa on October 1, is on the lookout for an actor to fill the Rock’s shoes.

For more on what kind of actor they are looking for, click here.