In an age in which big-budget films and sequels are bigger than ever in Hollywood, today is the day the DVD of "The Scorpion King 4: Quest For Power" hits shelves!
The surprisingly durable series is looking to attract interest in it's latest installment with a roster of icons from the action-movie, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling worlds.
Victor Webster ("The Scorpion King: The Battle For Redemption") returns as the heroic warrior Mathayus. He's joined by Lou Ferrigno ("The Incredible Hulk"), Ellen Hollman ("Spartacus"), Barry Bostwick ("Cougar Town"), Michadel Biehn ("The Terminator"), Rutger Hauer ("Blade Runner"), "The Ultimate Fighter" winner Roy "Big Country" Nelson, Cage Rage World Champion Antonio "Big Foot" Silva, 3-Time WWE Divas Champion Eve Torre, UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie and 11-Time World Kickboxing Champion Don "The Dragon" Wilson.
Though Wilson has been relatively inactive in films for the past decade, he says he is now more excited and doing more interesting projects than at any time in his 25-year film career, during which he has starred in over three dozen films,.
"I wanted to be a part of 'Scorpion King 4' because of Michael Elliott directing it", Wilson told me. "He was part of my early films with Roger Corman, so that was great to work with him again."
Wilson says he is looking forward to how his fans respond to the release of the film, and that although he is always looking for a possible film that will get a wide theatrical release here says, "That doesn't define me. Except for the $150-200 million films, the theatrical release on most films is basically just advertising for DVD releases anyway. The most important thing is I'm doing films I'm excited about."
These include "White Tiger", a film starring him and fellow legend Cynthia Rothrock that has been caught up in red tape for the past couple years that is coming out soon; his own version of "The Expendables" starring direct-to-video superstars such as Rothrock, Richard Norton and Jeff Speakman and next year's "The Martial Arts Kid" - which may get a theatrical release in the states.
"The Martial Arts Kid" tells a great story, addresses bullying and has some great martial artists in it", says Wilson. "You look at someone like Christine Bannon-Rodrigues - a NINE-TIME World Champion - who I worked with on the film "Sci-Figher" - and she's only one of over a dozen Grandmasters and World Champions in the film. It's great to be a part of."
Wilson also says he would be interested in a role in one of Marvel's upcoming street-level TV shows and says 'Iron Fist', in particular, sounds intriguing.
"[The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power](movie:2536266)" comes out on DVD today, January 13, 2015.