Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of the release of The Scorpion King. The film was a spin-off and prequel to the previous year's The Mummy Returns. It follows the titular character, who was the villain in the previous film, as he stops an evil tyrant. It was a moderate box office success and divided critics though spawned three sequels of its own. The film features the talents of Michael Clarke Duncan as rebel leader Balthazar and Kelly Hu as the sorceress Cassandra.