Scorpion King: The Lost Throne will confuse the timeline even more!

scorpion uv light

Fun fact: Scorpions glow under UV light, which is probably a byproduct of using their carapace as a sensor to determine what time to go out feeding.

The fourth Scorpion King movie is coming out soon, Scorpion King: The Lost Throne. For those keeping score, Scorpion King 4 is a sequel to a sequel to a prequel (that has a prequel) to a sequel to a remake that is getting remade. Victor Webster returns as the Scorpion King (as he was in Scorpion King 3) No real plot details yet, but usually the Scorpion King loses his kingdom so does a bunch of warrior stuff and gets a kingdom.

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Kurtzman And Orci to ruin Mummy and Van Helsing reboots

We knew The Mummy was getting rebooted, but we didn’t know until now that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were going to be in charge of remaking it as well as the Van Helsing reboot that everyone has been screaming for. Everyone in the INSANE ASYLUM, that is! For further proof of that, Tom Cruise is currently attached to be Van Helsing. This seems like some sort of desperate plan to make the Hugh Jackman original look like a good movie. Well, Good Game! As for The Mummy reboots, the original two were sort of cool in an Indiana Jones type way, though the third one was less fun and more bore. However, Brendan Fraser was awesome in them, and it may be hard to capture that kind of magic when the Mummy is peeing dust on someone. You might think I don’t like Kurtzman and Orci because all their movies have been varying shades of awful, and you are right.
Sad Van Helsing

Actual picture of Van Helsing audience reactions...

Enjoy the Press Release!

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, May 1, 2011—Universal Pictures today announced the studio has signed a two-year first-look production deal with one of the leading writing/producing teams in the entertainment industry, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and their K/O Paper Products banner. The duo will kick off their new relationship with Universal by reimagining titles from the studio’s library including Van Helsing and The Mummy. The announcement was made by Universal Pictures Chairman, Adam Fogelson and Co-Chairman, Donna Langley.

Kurtzman and Orci have collaborated with some of the industry’s top creative minds including J.J. Abrams, with whom they wrote the third installment of Mission: Impossible, which grossed nearly $400 million at the worldwide box office. In 2007, they wrote Transformers and went on to write Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 2009. Together, those films grossed more than $1.5 billion worldwide. More recently, the pair wrote and executive produced 2009’s Star Trek, which grossed more than $385 million worldwide. Accompanying their impressive film resume, Kurtzman and Orci have found tremendous success in television, having created the series Fringe, writing/producing Alias and in 2010, producing the reboot of Hawaii Five-O. They also currently executive produce the highest rated show on Hasbro’s The Hub, Transformers Prime.

“Alex and Roberto are extraordinarily talented writers and producers who know the value of a great story in building successful tentpole films,” Fogelson and Langley said in a joint statement. “They have been a major part of some of Hollywood’s biggest movies and television shows in recent history, and we’re eager to have them build on that success at Universal.”

“We’re thrilled to call Universal Pictures our home,” said Kurtzman and Orci. “From the moment we sat down with Adam, Donna, Peter, Jeff and the entire Uni team, there was an instant flow of inspired ideas. They really understand the importance of building a strong creative team and giving our shared projects their full support. We’re proud to start making movies that will live as part of Universal’s enduring legacy.”

Kurtzman and Orci’s K/O Paper Products will develop and produce a modern reimagining of Universal library titles including The Mummy, alongside producer Sean Daniel and writer Jon Spaihts. The pair will also develop and produce Universal’s reimagined Van Helsing, with Tom Cruise attached to star in and produce the film.

Kurtzman and Orci’s upcoming projects include writing Sony’s next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man; producing Now You See Me, for Lionsgate Summit, set for release in March 2013; and producing Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, also for Lionsgate Summit. Kurtzman and Orci wrote and produced People Like Us, which marks Kurtzman’s directorial debut and is scheduled to be released in June 2012, and wrote and produced the second installment of Star Trek, set for release in 2013. The pair most recently rewrote All You Need Is Kill for Warner Bros., with Tom Cruise attached to star, Doug Liman to direct and Erwin Stoff to produce.

Kurtzman, Orci and the rest of their K/O Paper Products team, including President Bobby Cohen, will be housed on the Universal lot. Former assistants Ben Kim and Kim Cavyan will come aboard as creative executives. Kurtzman and Orci are represented by CAA and attorneys Michael Gendler and Kevin Kelly of Gendler & Kelly, APC.

Van Helsing pic from here

The Mummy gets rebooted

And the details aren’t under wraps! 😉 Okay, that pun was lame, but even though no one could call Brendan Fraser’s The Mummy movies high class entertainment, they were enjoyable and fun (though less so with each sequel.) They also gave us the Scorpion King spinoff and its various sequels and prequels and whatnot, including the latest entry, The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, which came out earlier this year. So will a reboot trash the once proud Scorpion King franchise? Or will they continue to be pumped out as long as they make money as well. Two universes living as one.

Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts will take care of the script and Sean Daniel will produce. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because he produced the prior The Mummy films. It sounds like they want to make a giant adventure and not a Twilight ripoff, which is good. It’s also good that Universal still has some faith in their monster movie catalog after the recent failure of The Wolfman.


Yummy Mummy Cereal

Now with marshmallow Scorpions!