Hey, look what I found, it’s the trailer for “The Scorpion King 3”! Yup. Originally called “The Scorpion King 3: Rise of the Dead”, the film (the third in the franchise) is now called “The Scorpion King: Battle for Redemption”. Victor Webster steps in to play the Mathyus, the big guy who would eventually become The Rock in “The Scorpion King”. Supposedly this film bridges the gap between the first sequel, “The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior” in 2008 and the Rock-fronted original from 2002. Or at least, that’s the idea. Then again, according to the trailer, it’s all about Ron Perlman and Billy Zane trying to kill each other, and some dude name Mathyus shows up and gets in the middle of it for some reason.
As The Scorpion King 3 begins, Mathayus has lost his beloved queen and been driven from his former kingdom by a virulent plague. Now, an assassin for hire, Mathayus is dispatched by Horus, the King of Egypt, to protect his ally King Ramusan from imminent attack. In return for his services, he is promised Ramusan’s daughter Silda in marriage, as well as the legendary Eye of the Gods medallion, which imparts supernatural powers to its wearer. But to collect the reward, he will have to first rescue the princess, who is being held captive by Talus, the scheming brother of Horus. Mathayus agrees to the perilous mission, but the evil that lies in wait for him will challenge even his cunning and strength in a staggering test of courage unlike any he has faced before.
Starring Victor Webster, Selina Lo, Billy Zane, Temuera Morrison, Ron Perlman, Batista, Kimbo Slice, Bostin Christopher, and Krystel Vee.
“Battle for Redemption” battles onto DVD and Blu-ray January 10, 2012 from Universal Studios.