Melbourne (ANI): Michael Copon has been picked to star in ''The
Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian''. The 'Power Rangers" actor
will be taking over from Dwayne 'The Rock" Johnson in the Russell
Mulcahy-directed pic. The movie, a prequel of the 2002 movie
starring The Rock, will be going straight to DVD, reports
'The Scorpion King: Rise of Akkadian" will tell the story of a
young Mathayus' rise to become the Scorpion King. The movie will
also star fighter Randy Coulter and TV Conan Rolf Moeller, and is
currently lensing in Cape Town.
The character of the Scorpion King was first featured in the
2001 movie 'The Mummy Returns" starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel
Weisz, and Arnold Vosloo. The spin-off starring The Rock was the
first film where the former wrestler played a lead role.