Genre: Action, Adventure
Director: Joseph Zito
Writer: Robert Abramoff, Jack Abramoff, Arne Olsen
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna, Carmen Argenziano
Countries: South Africa, United States, Namibia
Hesitating in the moment he is about to kill the rebel leader, Nikolai fails and is captured. Rather than being killed outright, he is forced to undergo a shamanic initiation ritual. The ingestion of the poison of a local scorpion, and his initiation ceremony, including scarification (a scorpion), give him a new identity and role in the world — the Red Scorpion.