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The Scorpion King
Directed by Chuck Russell
Produced by Vince McMahon
Stephen Sommers
James Jacks
Kevin Misher
Sean Daniel
Written by Stephen Sommers (story/script)
Jonathan Hales (story)
William Osborne (script)
David Hayter (script)
Starring The Rock
Kelly Hu
Bernard Hill
Steven Brand
Michael Clarke Duncan
Grant Heslov
Music by John Debney
Cinematography John R. Leonetti
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) April 19, 2002 (USA)
Running time 93 min.
Country United States
Language English
Followed by The Mummy
Official website
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The Scorpion King is a 2002 film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kelly Hu, Steven Brand, Ralf Moeller, and Grant Heslov, and is directed by Chuck Russell. It is a spin-off prequel to The Mummy series, following the story of Mathayus the Scorpion King, the character who was featured in The Mummy Returns. The Scorpion King promotional poster, deemed: This work is copyrighted. ... Chuck Russell, born May 9, 1958, is an American film director, film producer and actor. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... James Jacks is a film producer who has in recent years produced several high-budget films. ... Sean Daniel is a film producer born on the 15 August 1951. ... Stephen Sommers on the Prague set of Van Helsing Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American movie director/writer best known for the 1999 blockbuster The Mummy, its sequel The Mummy Returns, and the action/horror film Van Helsing. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), formerly known by his stage name The Rock, is a former professional wrestler and currently works as an actor. ... Kelly Ann Hu (Chinese: 胡凱麗 Pinyin: Hú Kǎilì) (born February 13, 1968) is an American actress and former fashion model from Hawaiʻi. ... Bernard Hill (born December 17, 1944) is an English actor. ... Steven Brand (born 26 June 1967) is a Scottish actor. ... Michael Clarke Duncan (born December 10, 1957) is an academy award nominated actor who has starred in a number of successful films. ... Hes friends with George Clooney and his sidekick. ... John Debney (born Glendale, California, 18 August 1956) is a prolific American film composer who received an Oscar nomination for his score for Mel Gibson`s The Passion of the Christ. ... John R. Leonetti is a cinematographer and film director whose career in film began in 1991. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Mummy is a film written and directed in 1999 by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, with Arnold Vosloo as the reanimated mummy of the title. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor and former third-generation professional wrestler,[2] best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock between 1996 and 2004. ... Michael Clarke Duncan (born December 10, 1957) is an academy award nominated actor who has starred in a number of successful films. ... Kelly Ann Hu (Chinese: 胡凱麗 Pinyin: Hú Kǎilì) (born February 13, 1968) is an American actress and former fashion model from Hawaiʻi. ... Steven Brand (born 26 June 1967) is a Scottish actor. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hes friends with George Clooney and his sidekick. ... Chuck Russell, born May 9, 1958, is an American film director, film producer and actor. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... A prequel is a work that portrays events which include the structure, conventions, and/or characters of a previously completed narrative, but occur at an earlier time. ... The Mummy is a film written and directed in 1999 by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, with Arnold Vosloo as the reanimated mummy of the title. ... The Mummy Returns is a 2001 movie starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and Arnold Vosloo, and is directed by Stephen Sommers. ...


The events of The Scorpion King take place 5000 years before the events in The Mummy Returns, and shows Mathayus' origins and how he rose to power as the Scorpion King. The name itself is a reference to an indisputably real king during the protodynastic period of Ancient Egyptian history, Serket II. The Protodynastic Period of Egypt refers to the period of time at the very end of the Predynastic Period. ... Khafres Pyramid (4th dynasty) and Great Sphinx of Giza (c. ... Scorpion, also translated as King Scorpion, or rarely as Serqet, refers to the second of two kings so-named of Upper Egypt during the Protodynastic Period. ...


The Scorpion King was the first film where The Rock played a lead role, following on from his big-screen debut as a peripheral character in The Mummy Returns. A peripheral is a type of computer hardware that is added to a host computer in order to expand its abilities. ...


The band Godsmack made the song "I Stand Alone" for this film, which is heard in the credits. Godsmack is a American grammy-nominated Heavy Metal band from Massachusetts formed in 1996. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ...

Contents

Plot

Mathayus, an Akkadian mercenary, is assigned to kill Memnon's sorcerer, who gives him tyrannical powers. He sneaks into Memnon's camp and finds his way to the sorcerer's tent. However, his plans change when he discovers that Memnon's sorcerer is actually a beautiful sorceress called Cassandra. He shoots one of the guards and is about to kidnap her, when he is discovered and his brother is killed right in front of him. Just as he is about to be killed, Cassandra protests, saying it wouldn't be wise because the gods favor him and to kill him would bring misfortune. Now free again, Mathayus decides to avenge his brother and kill Memnon. He gets into Gomorrah with the help of a thief who earlier on saved him from a gruesome death by fire ants. With the help of the thief and a little boy, Mathayus sneaks into Memnon's castle. He gets into Cassandra's tent and kidnaps her. He discovers he can use her as bait to catch Memnon. During one of Memnon's attempts to kill Mathayus, he is stabbed by an arrow dipped with scorpion venom, thus the term Scorpion King. Mathayus faints from the venom, but his life is saved by Cassandra, who believes he can save the people and free them from Memnon's tyranny. As their journey continues, they meet up with Balthazar the leader of Memnon's enemies and the two join forces. During a celebration at Balthazer and his people's camp, Cassandra has a vision of Memnon destroying the people and killing Mathayus. After a romantic night of sex with Mathayus, Cassandra returns to Memnon. Mathayus and Balthazer go after her and a huge battle between Memnon and his armies and Mathayus and Balthazar and his people takes place. At one point in the battle, Mathayus gets shot by another arrow but miraculously recovers, and uses the same arrow to kill Memnon. The battle ends in victory for Balthazar and his people and Mathayus is crowned king with Cassandra by his side as queen. For the Egyptian writer, see Abbas Al-Akkad. ... Memnon may refer to three men: Memnon (mythology), in Greek mythology Memnon (Fantasy Literature), in the Forgotten Realms setting Memnon of Heraclea was a Greek historian. ... Painting by Evelyn De Morgan. ...


Tagline: Warrior. Legend. King.


Cast

Actor Role
The Rock Mathayus (The Scorpion King)
Steven Brand Memnon
Michael Clarke Duncan Balthazar
Kelly Hu Cassandra
Bernard Hill Philos
Grant Heslov Arpid
Ralf Moeller Thorak

Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor and former third-generation professional wrestler,[2] best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock between 1996 and 2004. ... Steven Brand (born 26 June 1967) is a Scottish actor. ... Michael Clarke Duncan (born December 10, 1957) is an academy award nominated actor who has starred in a number of successful films. ... Kelly Ann Hu (Chinese: 胡凱麗 Pinyin: Hú Kǎilì) (born February 13, 1968) is an American actress and former fashion model from Hawaiʻi. ... Bernard Hill (born December 17, 1944) is an English actor. ... Hes friends with George Clooney and his sidekick. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Historical accuracy

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The plot is supposedly set in the pre-historical Middle East but events, people, places and circumstances are in sharp contradiction to actual history. Its portrayal of ancient history is in the tradition of fantasy literature and film, which proliferated following the success of the Conan films. Nevertheless, The Scorpion King refers to real locations and cultures of the pre-dynastic Egyptian phase. The following is a brief summary of some gaps and errors: Image File history File links Circle-question. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Smaug in his lair: an illustration for the fantasy The Hobbit Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet. ...

  • The actual King Scorpion (Serqet, not Mathayus) is a shadowy historical figure. He is one of many Pre-Dynastic Egyptian Pharaohs who is credited as uniting upper and lower Egypt. The mysterious Scorpion, Narmer, Menes, and Hor-Aha, may be the same person.
  • In the beginning of the film, a narrator describes the events of the film occurring "before the time of the pyramids." Historically, most of the pyramids of Egypt were constructed during the Old Kingdom; however, a scene from The Mummy Returns depicted Mathayus leading an army against Thebes, which was the capital of Egypt during the Middle Kingdom, even though the movies had nothing to do with each other.
  • Mathayus is supposed to be an Akkadian mercenary in a time before the first empires but this is historically anachronistic, unless the story is specified to take place just before the rise of the Akkadian Empire (2200 B.C.) -- but this would be too late to allow Mathayus to being the Scorpion King (who must have ruled Ancient Egypt at least a thousand years before).
  • Mathayus is suspiciously similar to Μαθθαιος (Classical Greek for Matthew).
  • Everyone uses what seem to be steel or at least iron weapons, millennia before they were available.
  • If one accepts as historically accurate the Bible's location of Sodom and Gomorrah in a valley plain, then the film's Gomorrah must be another namesake place.
  • Memnon is a Greek name, more than a thousand years before the Greeks reached the Mediterranean.
  • Cassandra also has a Greek name, but is East Asian.
  • The film incorrectly depicts Canaan as a semi-desertic place which is nonsensical: It is widely accepted that that region had a milder climate, with more rainfall allowing more permanent rivers, thriving wildlife and productive agriculture. This view harmonies quite well with the advancement of civilization that was found there (without modern technology a city cannot exist in a desert).
  • Mathayus is made king of a Canaan city, instead of Egypt. This is because at the beginning of The Mummy Returns, Scorpion King is trying to conquer Egypt.
  • The inventor claims to have bought the recipe for "Chinese Powder" or gun powder. Gun powder was in fact not invented until several thousand years after the film takes place.
  • Memnon describes the Scorpion King's and the sorceress's relationship as being "romantic". This description is an anachronism because the Roman Empire, the source of the word "romantic", did not exist until much later in history. However, considering the entire film uses modern English dialogue, this can probably be excused.
  • The bandits Mathayus kills at the beginning boast, "We have killed Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Assyrians, Myceneans... but we have never had the pleasure to kill an Akkadian". In reality, the Assyrians, Babylonians and Akkadians were all Mesopotamian (the same way French, British and Russians are all Europeans), but they existed in different time periods. Also, the Mycenean civilization existed in Greece roughly 1000 years before Christ. The movie is set "before the time of the pyramids", which were built roughly 3000 years before Christ.

King Serket, translating to King Scorpion or sometimes The Scorpion King, refers to one or two kings of Upper Egypt during the Protodynastic Period. ... Narmer was an Egyptian pharaoh who ruled in the 31st century BC. Thought to be the successor to the predynastic Serket, he is considered by some to be the founder of the First dynasty, and therefore the first pharaoh of all Egypt. ... Menes was an Egyptian pharaoh of the First dynasty, to some authors the founder of this dynasty, to others the Second. ... Hor-Aha was the 2nd Pharaoh of the 1st dynasty of Ancient Egypt. ... All Giza Pyramids. ... The Old Kingdom is the name commonly given to that period in the 3rd millennium BC when Egypt attained its first continuous peak of civilization complexity and achievement - this was the first of three so-called Kingdom periods which mark the high points of civilisation in the Nile Valley (the... The Mummy Returns is a 2001 movie starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and Arnold Vosloo, and is directed by Stephen Sommers. ... Thebes Thebes (, ThÄ“bai) is the Greek designation of the ancient Egyptian niwt (The) City and niwt-rst (The) Southern City. It is located about 800 km south of the Mediterranean, on the east bank of the river Nile (). Thebes was the capital of Waset, the fourth Upper Egyptian nome... The Middle Kingdom is a period in the history of ancient Egypt stretching from the establishment of the Eleventh Dynasty to the end of the Fourteenth Dynasty, roughly between 2030 BC and 1640 BC. The period comprises of 2 phases, the 11th Dynasty, which ruled from Thebes and the 12th... For the Egyptian writer, see Abbas Al-Akkad. ... A mercenary, is a person who takes part in an armed conflict and is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a Party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that... Mesopotamia refers to the region now occupied by modern Iraq, and parts of eastern Syria, southeastern Turkey, and southwest Iran. ... The Akkadian Empire usually refers to the Semitic speaking state that grew up around the city of Akkad north of Sumer, and reached its greatest extent under Sargon of Akkad. ... Khafres Pyramid (4th dynasty) and Great Sphinx of Giza (c. ... The History of Greece extends back to the arrival of the Greeks in Europe some time before 1500 BC, even though there has only been an independent state called Greece since Turkey, Italy and Libya. ... The Gospel of Matthew (literally, according to Matthew; Greek, Κατά Μαθθαίον or Κατά Ματθαίον, Kata Maththaion or Kata Matthaion) is one of the four Gospel accounts of the New Testament. ... The steel cable of a colliery winding tower. ... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Standard atomic weight 55. ... Sodom can refer to: Sodom and Gomorrah, Biblical cities Sodom (band), a German thrash metal band Sodom, an album by the band Sodom Sodom (Final Fight), a character from Street Fighter and Final Fight Il Sodoma, an Italian Mannerist painter (1477-1549) Sodom, South Georgia, a song by Iron & Wine... Sodom redirects here. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... For other uses, see Canaan (disambiguation). ... The Mummy Returns is a 2001 movie starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and Arnold Vosloo, and is directed by Stephen Sommers. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Babylonia was an ancient state in Iraq), combining the territories of Sumer and Akkad. ... This is an article about the ancient middle eastern region. ... It has been suggested that Assyrian people be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the Greek archaeological site. ... For the Egyptian writer, see Abbas Al-Akkad. ...

Trivia

  • Some of the scorpions depicted in this film were computer-generated; however, others were live emperor scorpion (Pandinus imperator) specimens, which are commonly kept as exotic household pets.
  • This film is a spin-off prequel of a sequel of a film that was a remake of another film that was made 75 years ago.
  • More scenes had to be shot due to the film being around 70 minutes long after being edited.
  • Dwayne Johnson has said that he intentionally shied away from using any trademarks of his WWE character The Rock, in order to give the Scorpion King character a life of its own. The only exception was "The People's Eyebrow," which he does in response to another character's reference to a harem. He said he included the People's Eyebrow to acknowledge the "millions and millions" of The Rock's fans.
  • The sorceress's name, Cassandra, is a reference to the daughter of Priam, king of Troy, who was given the gift to see the future by the Greek god Apollo. He gave her the gift with the hopes that she would become his lover, however, when she refused to bed with him, he placed a curse on her, condemning her to never be believed when she gave a prophecy.
  • The Rock uses a rolling gong as a shield; Harrison Ford did the same thing in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
  • The "Gomorrah Bazaar" sequences were filmed on a re-dressed Spartacus set on the backlot at Universal Studios.
  • While filming the fight scene between Mathayus and Balthazar, Michael Clarke Duncan accidentally leaned too far forward, allowing The Rock's elbow to make direct contact with his jaw, knocking him to the ground. Later, Duncan used makeup to make the injury seem worse than it actually was, as a prank on Johnson (The Rock).
  • The cave that the Rock and the bandits come out of is the bat cave from the 1966 Batman film.
  • The Rock's salary of $5.5 million made the Guinness Book Of World Records for the highest salary for a first-time leading man.
  • Early in the production the villain role was written for Chow Yun-Fat. But Chow's manager vetoed this saying that Chow never plays villains and that doing so would betray his fans. However recntly Chow starred in the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, as Sao Feng, the Pirate Lord of the South China Sea. While not a traditional villian, he is not one of the 'good guys'.
  • It was filmed in the California desert to save on production costs.
  • There is no sign of Mathayus turning to evil, or at least wanting to conquer Egypt. This would have presumably been addressed in a future movie had not the franchise ended.

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Soundtrack

  1. Godsmack - "I Stand Alone"
  2. P.O.D. - "Set It Off (Tweaker Remix)"
  3. Drowning Pool - "Break You"
  4. System of a Down - "Streamline"
  5. Creed - "To Whom It May Concern"
  6. Nickelback - "Yanking Out My Heart"
  7. Hoobastank - "Losing My Grip"
  8. Flaw - "Only The Strong"
  9. Rob Zombie featuring Ozzy Osbourne - "Iron Head"
  10. 12 Stones - "My Life"
  11. Tony! Toni! Tone! - "Little Walter"
  12. Mushroomhead - "Along The Way"
  13. Lifer - "Breathless"
  14. Sevendust - "Corrected"
  15. Injected - "Burn It Black"
  16. Breaking Point - "27"
  17. Coal Chamber - "Glow"

Godsmack is a American grammy-nominated Heavy Metal band from Massachusetts formed in 1996. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... This article is about the California rock band. ... Chris Vrenna (born in Erie, Pennsylvania on February 23, 1967) is an American musician, Grammy-winning producer, drummer, engineer, remixer, songwriter and programmer, and is a former drummer for Nine Inch Nails (1990–96). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... System of a Down (also referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) is a four-piece, Grammy-award winning band, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in Hanna, Alberta by Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger and Ryan Peake. ... Hoobastank (also colloquially referred to as Hooba or The Stank) is a rock band best known for their crossover hit The Reason (2003) and by their continued success in the modern rock market. ... Flaw is an alternative metal/hard rock music group from Louisville, Kentucky. ... Robert Bartleh Cummings (born January 12, 1965 ) (age 42)[1]), better known as Rob Zombie, is an American heavy metal, groove metal and industrial rock musician, director, and writer. ... Ozzy Osbourne (born John Michael Osbourne, December 3, 1948 in Aston, Birmingham, England) is the lead vocalist of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, a popular solo artist, and the star of the reality show, The Osbournes. ... Iron Head is a song on Rob Zombies second solo album The Sinister Urge. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Tony! Toni! Toné! was a late 1980s through mid-1990s R&B group from Oakland, California (near San Francisco). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mushroomhead is an American band from Cleveland, Ohio. ... Lifer could be -a criminal sentenced to life in prison. ... This article is about the popular music group. ... Injected is an Atlanta hard rock band inspired by acts such as Helmet, Metallica and Mötley Crüe. ... Burn It Black is the first full-length studio album of the American hard rock band Injected. ... Breaking Point is an alternative rock band on the record label Wind-Up Records. ... Coal Chamber was a nu metal band from Los Angeles, CA, USA formed in 1994. ...

See also

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References

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The Scorpion King - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (674 words)
The Scorpion King is a 2002 movie starring The Rock (Dwayne Johnson), Michael Clarke Duncan, Kelly Hu and Grant Heslov, and is directed by Chuck Russell.
The name itself is a reference to a disputably real king during the protodynastic period of Egyptian history, King Scorpion.
The sorceress's name, Cassandra, is a reference to the daughter of Priam, king of Troy, who was given the gift to see the future by her lover the Greek god Apollo.
"The Scorpion King" - Salon (1022 words)
There's lots to look at in "The Scorpion King," starting with the upper bod of World Wrestling Federation star Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson: His plumped-up, oil-slicked pecs are so acutely defined they could jump off the screen and spin off into their own sequel.
Even the animals in "The Scorpion King" are superior specimens: The picture boasts the comeliest camel I've ever seen, a glamorous creature whose fluff has been pruned and permed to cream-colored perfection -- and with none of those unsightly, unidentifiable dingle-dos sported by your garden-variety movie dromedary.
The Scorpion King and his sorcerer hottie do get it on, premaritally, but Russell gives us only the vaguest outline of the deed: There's a little bit of skin-on-skin, followed by the equivalent of birds singing in the postcoital morning sunshine.
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