The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior

Genre:  Action/Adventure
Release Date: August 17, 2008 (limited)
DVD: August 19, 2008

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Cast: Michael Copon, Karen David, Randy Couture


The story of the young Mathayus, and the events that led to his becoming the Scorpion King.

As a carefree boy of 13, Mathayus witnessed his father (a renowned Akkadian mercenary warrior) being kidnapped and murdered by a jealous rival, Sargon. Sent to train at the illustrious Order of the Black Scorpion academy, Mathayus spends the next seven years learning to become a fighting and killing machine -- driven by his vow to one day avenge his father. Convinced his only hope of defeating Sargon and his growing power is by retrieving a charmed sword from the Underworld, Mathayus embarks on a perilous supernatural odyssey -- accompanied by the tomboyish wannabe-warrior Layla, the aspiring Greek playwright Ari, a freed Chinese captive Fong, and a few other characters he meets and enlists along the way. At stake is not only the fate of the entire Akkadian nation but of Mathayus's very soul.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Studio: Universal Pictures
Screenplay: Randall McCormick

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