UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A legendary warrior leads a brutal campaign against a duplicitous former ally in The Scorpion King 4, the latest action-packed DVD Original® from Universal 1440 Entertainment. The all-new, epic chapter of the billion-dollar The Mummy franchise wrapped principal photography in Romania on August 26, 2013.
The Scorpion King 4 propels the enormously successful series to new heights with more of the intrigue and pulse-pounding action that have made the spectacular adventure franchise an international blockbuster, all playing out against a lavishly imagined fantasy world set in the midst of some of Europe's most breathtaking landscapes.
"From his very first appearance in The Mummy Returns, the Scorpion King, has seized the imagination of audiences worldwide," says Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Universal 1440 Entertainment. "The Scorpion King 4 continues the thrilling saga of this larger-than-life character in the most intense action-filled adventure to date."
Victor Webster (The Scorpion King: The Battle for Redemption) returns in the title role in the fourth installment of the Scorpion King series, which is produced and directed by Mike Elliott (War, The Devil's Rejects) from a script by Michael Weiss (Journey to the Center of the Earth, Hostel III). Executive producers include Sean Daniel, Jim Jacks, Stephen Sommers and Kevin Misher. The noteworthy cast includes Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Michael Biehn (The Terminator, The Abyss), Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, "Spin City"), Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk"), Ellen Hollman (Spartacus: War of the Damned), M. Emmet Walsh (Blood Simple), and Will Kemp (Step Up-2: The Streets). In addition, a slew of celebrated athletes include "The Ultimate Fighter" winner Roy "Big Country" Nelson, renowned mixed martial arts fighter Royce Gracie, Cage Rage World Champion Antonio "Big Foot" Silva, three-time WKO World Kickboxer Champion Don "The Dragon" Wilson, and three time WWE Divas champion Eve Torres.
The deposed warrior king Mathayus embarks on his most dangerous assignment ever as he attempts to bring lasting peace to his troubled land. When he is betrayed by a trusted friend, Mathayus must marshal all his strength and cunning to outwit a formidable opponent who will stop at nothing to destroy him in an epic battle to the death. With a cast that includes an array of world-renowned athletes and professional fighters, The Scorpion King 4 brings an unprecedented level of excitement and action to a much-anticipated new adventure.
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The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated productions directly for the home entertainment, television and the stage. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the brand-new animated feature-length home entertainment release The Little Engine That Could; the Daytime Emmy®-winning "Curious George" television series on PBS KIDS; and a string of hit Barbie movies, based on the world-renowned Mattel-branded doll. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal's highly celebrated live-action franchises, most recently launching the Tony Award®-nominated hit touring stage production Bring It On: The Musical; the adrenaline-fueled actioner Death Race 3: Inferno; and the epic- adventure sagaThe Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption. Projects currently readying for release include the all-new home entertainment features Dead in Tombstone, Curse of Chucky and Little Rascals, a reboot of the beloved family comedy. The group is part of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
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