When is Hollywood going to learn: MMA and Movies just don’t go together. UFCJunkie breaks the news that Randy Couture is going to sully his reputation with a lead role in what looks like a total stinker of a flick:
The film will be a prequel to the 2002 film “The Scorpion King” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, which in turn was a prequel to the films “The Mummy” (1999) and “The Mummy Returns” (2001).
“It’s my first lead in a feature film,” Couture told UFCjunkie.com. “I’m playing the Rock’s nemesis, but it’s a teenage Rock in this movie. It’s a prequel to the others, and I’m the bad warrior king. I leave Oct. 3 for South Africa to begin shooting.”
I don’t know how many of our readers were unfortunate enough to see The Scorpion King … for those who missed it let me just say it was like being stung in the eyes by bees for 93 minutes. Now they’re making a sequel? And this sequel does not have the Rock in it? I’m pretty sure there was a commandment about that … it was like right between thou shalt not kill and thou shalt not covet donkeys or something: thou shalt not make a sequel to a Rock film without the Rock. So sayeth the lord.
The worst thing about this is that now I’ll have to watch this steaming pile of dogshit. At least it’ll most likely be direct to video so when my bowels release from the sheer agony of watching it, no one else will be around.
UPDATE: Apparently this is based on the video game of the same name. What’s next … is Uwe Boll directing it too?