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The Scorpion King: Book of Souls (2018)

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The Scorpion King teams up with a female warrior named Tala, who is the sister of The Nubian King. Together they search for a legendary relic known as The Book of Souls, which will allow them to put an end to an evil warlord.


Don Michael Paul


David Alton Hedges, Frank DeJohn (as Frank De John)





Credited cast:
Zach McGowan ... Scorpion King
Nathan Jones ... Enkidu
Peter Mensah ... Nebserek
Mayling Ng ... Khensa
Howard Charles ... Uruk
Katy Louise Saunders ... Amina
Pearl Thusi ... Tala
Brandon Auret ... Scar-faced Jackal
Inge Beckmann ... Mennofer
Peter Jessop ... Narrator
Stephanie Schildknecht ... Abel's Mother
Tamer Burjaq ... King Memtep
Rizelle Januk ... Hathor
Tuks Tad Lungu Tuks Tad Lungu ... Jackal Warrior
Matthew Van Leeve Matthew Van Leeve ... Fierce Face Black Arrow


In ancient Egypt, the mighty warlord, Nebserek, steals the fabled Fang of Anubis--a cursed sword imbued with the power of hell and the strength of its countless victims--intent on creating his evil empire. As the ruthless monarch burns down to the ground a small village, the wounded Akkadian mercenary, Mathayus, joins forces with the Nubian princess, Tala, to embark on a long and dangerous quest to find the mystical Book of Souls: the only thing that can put an end to Nebserek's tyranny. Will the legendary Scorpion King bring hope and restore peace? Written by Nick Riganas

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New quest, new villains, one legend - the Scorpion King returns.

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, suggestive content, and some partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Zach McGowan and director Don Michael Paul also worked together in Death Race 4: Beyond Anarchy (2018). See more »


At 1:11:22 when Mathayas, Tala, Amina and Ekidnu set shore for the lost city of Amonesh, there are a couple of jet skiers out in the ocean. See more »


Nebserek: You're gonna bleed and you're gonna die.
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Follows The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (2012) See more »

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What a franchise looks like post-mortem
24 October 2018 | by garciarichardSee all my reviews

The Stephen Sommers Mummy franchise, for all intents and purpose, is dead. There hasn't been a decent installment since 2008's Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and the direct-to-video sequels to it's Scorpion King spin-off have been nothing short of terrible and unnecessary.

Yet, I'll concur that Book of Souls is an improvement over the last two Scorpion King sequels in terms of plot and cinematography, capturing the feel of The Mummy films. But not enough to revive long-term interest in a franchise that has since been relegated to the DTV ghetto. Especially when these films shuffle lead actors like it shuffles cards.

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Release Date:

23 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

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