Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is teaming up with Oscar-nominated writer Jonathan Herman to reboot his mythical blockbuster The Scorpion King.

The 48-year-old actor launched his Hollywood career with the role of Scorpion King in 2001's blockbuster The Mummy Returns. In 2002, he starred as the lead in the spin-off The Scorpion King.

Johnson will produce the film via his Seven Bucks Productions banner along with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia.

In a statement to Variety, Johnson said: "The Scorpion King was my very first role ever on the silver screen and I’m honoured and excited to reimagine and deliver this cool mythology to a whole new generation.

"I wouldn’t have had the career I’m lucky enough to have had it not been for The Scorpion King and I’m thrilled that we at Seven Bucks Productions can help create those same opportunities for other hard working actors today."

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Speaking about working with Straight Outta Compton writer Jonathan Herman, Johnson said he knows he "will put in the hard work to deliver a fantastic script for our global audience."

The reboot will reportedly be set in the modern day and Johnson won't be reprising his leading role.

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