UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A legendary warrior embarks on a quest for a mysterious book with the power to defeat an evil warlord in Scorpion King: Book of Souls, the fifth installment of the enormously successful Scorpion King franchise. Featuring spectacular action and a plot filled with fantasy and adventure, the latest original production from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, begins principal photography in Cape Town, South Africa and will be released on Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital, On Demand and Streaming in late 2018.
Continuing the heroic story of great warrior Mathayus, played by franchise newcomer Zach McGowan ("Black Sails"), Scorpion King: Book of Souls also features an outstanding all-new cast including Pearl Thusi ("Quantico"), Katy Saunders ( "Law and Order"), Nathan Jones (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Peter Mensah (Spartacus).
"Scorpion King: Book of Souls truly raises the bar in terms of action, suspense, and thrills, making it an impressive addition to the infamous Scorpion King saga," says Glenn Ross, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Universal 1440 Entertainment. "With multifaceted characters, gripping action sequences, and an intriguing storyline, this is the biggest and best chapter yet!"
Scorpion King: Book of Souls is directed by Don Michael Paul (Tremors 6, Death Race: Beyond Anarchy) from a script by David Alton Hedges and Frank DeJohn (Legion, The One). Executive producers include the late James Jacks (The Mummy, The Scorpion King), Sean Daniel, Kevin Mischer and Stephen Sommers. The film is produced by Mike Elliott (Halloween II, Death Race franchise).
About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC:
The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated non-theatrical productions directly for distribution in all media worldwide. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the Daytime Emmy®-winning Curious George television series for PBS Kids and Hulu; as well as the latest installment of the beloved The Land Before Time film series, The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal's highly celebrated live-action, comedy and drama franchises, Jarhead, American Pie, Honey and Bring It On as well as the terrifying Chucky movies. Projects currently readying for release include the newest installment of the epic sci-fi adventure hit Tremors and the next chapter in the Death Race franchise, Death Race: Beyond Anarchy.
Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (www.uphe.com). Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
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