Project, now titled "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian", will center on Mathayus’ relationship with his longtime love Layla but won’t have The Rock back as the character.
Finally after two months, things begin to look clearer on the sequel project to "The Scorpion King."
Moviehole.net has delightfully provided handfuls of main details on the follow-up, now titled "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian", informing the flick will present the back-story of Mathayus and his relationship with long time love Layla while Patti Jackson and Lisa Gooding are both set to produce.
Further reported that production is slated to start this year on October 1 in South Africa, the site, however, stated Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock will not return to play the Polynesian warrior so that filmmakers now are in search for an actor to fill in the part.
To fit the bill, one is not required to "look exactly like a young Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson", but should have "an EXOTIC QUALITY: Polynesian, mixed race, Arabic, brunette NOT blond." Moreover, he must be able to "reflect the charisma and comedic elements of the character created by The Rock, especially in his warm, relaxed and humorous relationship with Layla, the young girl whom he has grown up with, and with whom he experiences a growing sexual tension."