Screenwriter Jonathan Herman, who earned an Oscar nomination for Straight Outta Compton, is penning a script for Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions.
Scorpion King was a spinoff of Brendan Fraser’s The Mummy series, which saw Johnson’s Scorpion King serve as an antagonist of 2001’s The Mummy Returns. The next year, Johnson led his own film, a prequel that told the story of the desert warrior Mathayus. Scorpion King earned $178.7 million globally and launched Johnson as a leading man. Johnson will not reprise his role as the titular character, but may appear in the film in another capacity.
Herman, who also has a Scarface reboot in development, is repped by UTA, Industry Entertainment, and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman & Clark.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter