Former WWE superstar Batista and former UFC star Kimbo Slice will be appearing in the new straight-to-DVD film, “The Scorpion 3” – the latest installment in the movie that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starred in back in 2000. The following is the official press release for the movie followed by the video trailer:
Former WWE World champion Dave Bautista will be teaming with former UFC star Kimbo Slice in the new film “Scorpion King 3 – Battle for Redemption”, which will be released via DVD and Blu-Ray on 1/17/12.
The film “brings the heroic, larger-than-life saga of the dethroned king Mathayus to face some of his fiercest demons and most vicious rivals—both real and supernatural—ever.”
In the film, Mathayus (the role originally played by Dwayne Johnson, now played by martial artist Victor Webster), since losing his kingdom, now works as an assassin for hire, defending a king and his land from the king’s evil brother, who has amassed an army of ghost warriors.
Beyond Bautista and Slice, the film stars Billy Zane (Titanic), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy) and Temeura Morrison (Green Lantern, Star Wars prequel trilogy) with stunts designed by Kawee “Seng” Sirikanerut (Ongbok, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Civilization) and Supoj “Jimmy” Khaowwong (Batman Begins).
The DVD will feature a number of extras, including a montage of deleted scenes, a behind the scenes making of the film, a featurette on Victor Webster preparing for his role as Mathayus, a commentary track with Director Roel Reine and more. There will be additional features for the Blu-Ray version as well.