Scorpion King, The (2001) - Synopsis

scorpion king - synopsis heading graphicInspired by the legendary Egyptian warrior, The Scorpion King is set 5000 years ago in the notorious city of Gomorrah, where an evil ruler is determined to lay waste to all the nomadic peoples of the desert. The few remaining tribes, never natural allies, have to unite or perish. Knowing their enemy relies on the visions of a sorcerer, they hire a skilled assassin, Mathayus (The Rock), to eliminate the visionary. After infiltrating the enemy camp, Matheyus discovers that the sorcerer is in fact a beautiful woman (Kelly Hu). Rather than eliminate here, he takes her deep into the desert badlands, knowing that the ruler's henchmen will stop at nothing to rescue here and bring her back. Seriously wounded in the ensuing battle, Mathayus must find the strength to lead his scrappy band of allies back to Gororrah for a final confrontation. 2002 Universal Pictures