The Scorpion King 2 Rise of a Warrior (2008)
|The Scorpion King 2:
Rise of a Warrior
|Directed by||Russell Mulcahy|
|Produced by||Sean Daniel
|Screenplay by||Randall McCormick|
by Stephen Sommers
|Music by||Klaus Badelt|
|Edited by||John Gilbert|
|Distributed by||Universal Studios Home Entertainment|
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (previously known as The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian) is a 2008 direct-to-DVD prequel to the 2002 film The Scorpion King, itself a prequel to the 1999 reimagining of The Mummy. Filming for the film began on October 1, 2007, in Cape Town, South Africa. The film had a scheduled release date of August 19, 2008, in the United States, and was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.
When young Mathayus witnesses his father’s death at the hands of an evil military commander, his quest for vengeance transforms him into the most feared warrior of the ancient world.
Mathayus aims to avenge the death of his father at the hand of Sargon, now king of Akkad, by taking service in his Black Scorpions squad. After completing his training he is tasked by Sargon to kill Noah, Mathayus’s own brother. He saves him and escapes the city, but a magic arrow follows them and kills Noah. Mathayus boards a ship to Egypt, accompanied by his childhood friend Layla. He intends to get the Spear of Osiris in Egypt, which he believes will be able to pass through Sargon’s black magic protection. A fellow traveller, Greek poet Aristophanes (Ari), tells Mathayus and Layla that the Spear only kills Egyptian creatures, but the Sword of Damocles will work.