Universal Studios’ The Scorpian King 3 begins principal photography in Thailand

MUMBAI: Universal Studios’ The Scorpian King 3 has begun shooting in Thailand. Steeped in intrigue, sorcery and romance and featuring more of the spectacular action, mindboggling stunts and astonishing plot twists that have made The Scorpion King franchise an addition to Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s groundbreaking DVD Originals line, The Scorpion King 3 is slated for release on DVD in early 2012.

Picking up where The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior left off, The Scorpion King 3 continues the story of Mathayus, now the deposed leader of an ancient desert empire, as he faces the most terrifying challenge of his life. The film, which began shooting in and around Bangkok, introduces an all new cast featuring Victor Webster as Mathayus; Ron Perlman as Horus, the powerful King of Egypt; Billy Zane as the conniving King Talus; UFC star Kimbo Slice as Zulu Kondo; Bostin Christopher as Mathayus’ comrade-in-arms Olaf; WWE champion Dave Bautista as Agromael; Selina Lo as Tsukai; Krystal Vee as the beautiful princess Silda and Temuera Morrison as the ill-fated King Ramusan.

"The Scorpion King 3 raises the bar for DVD Originals, encompassing the most stunning action, visual effects and production values to date, including a cast of over 400 warriors and elephants. The Scorpion King saga, with its compelling characters, engaging storyline and non-stop action, is a perfect complement to Universal’s hugely popular and successful DVD Originals offerings," said Universal Home Entertainment Productions executive vice president and general manager Glenn Ross.

The Scorpion King 3 is directed by Roel Reine. Leslie Belzberg is the producer along with executive producers Stephen Sommers, Sean Daniel, Jim Jacks and Kevin Misher. The film’s production team includes director of photography Roel Reine, production designers Kuladee ‘Gai’ Suchatanun and Patrix ‘Pae’ Meesaiyaat and editors Radu Ion and Matthew Friedman.