If you didn't think Dwayne Johnson was attached to enough upcoming projects, then you're in luck because the action star is now signing on to bring Disney's languishing project Jungle Cruise back to life. Disney is bringing aboard filmmakers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra to craft the script. They recently wrote and directed the Will Smith and Margot Robbie con man drama Focus, but The Hollywood Reporter reveals they are not attached to direct.
Jungle Cruise was first set up by Disney way back in 2004, with Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar coming aboard to write the script in 2006. In 2011, Toy Story stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen were attached to star, with Roger S.H. Schulman writing the script. That was the last we heard of the project, until Dwayne Johnson came aboard today.Read More
The Baywatch movie is one of those projects that has been kicking around Hollywood forever, looking for just the right team to tackle it head-on. That seems to be happening, with Dwayne Johnson taking the lead for Paramount. Yesterday, it was announced that Zac Efron will be The Rock's co-star in the beachside action comedy. Shortly after word hit the Internet, Dwayne Johnson sent out a few select Tweets of his own, with one big promise to moviegoers.
Yes, The Rock insists that this version of Baywatch will be Rated R, something fans have been hoping for. Some have been hesitant to share their excitement about the project, but now it sounds like Paramount might have a pretty strong franchise contender on its hands. The tone and sense of humor has been compared to 21 Jump Street and its sequel 22 Jump Street. And it sounds like CHiPs, which is being directed, written and co-stars Dax Shepard alongside Michael Pena, is taking the same route. Now that we know Baywatch will have an adult sense of humor, and won't be a PG-13 outing, things are seeming even more hopeful.Read More
Zac Efron is in talks to star alongside Dwayne Johnson in Paramount Pictures' upcoming big screen adaptation of Baywatch. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Zac Efron's casting ensures the movie will start production in early 2016, most likely in February. The news comes just a few weeks after Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) signed on to direct.
The story follows a "by-the-book and very serious lifeguard," played by Dwayne Johnson who joins forces with a "young rule-flouting hothead" (Zac Efron) to try and save their beach from environmental destruction by an oil tycoon. Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Friday the 13th) wrote the latest draft of the screenplay, which was originally written by Justin Malen. It isn't known how many other major roles are left to be cast for Baywatch, but there have been rumors that original Baywatch stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson may reprise their roles in cameo appearances.Read More
Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief director Seth Gordon has signed on to direct Paramount's movie adaptation of the hit TV series Baywatch, which has Dwayne Johnson set to star. The actor has been attached to the project since October, when, ironically, Horrible Bosses 2 filmmakers Sean Anders and John Morris were set to direct. It is unclear at this point when production may begin, but the studio has been trying to get this project off the ground for many years.
The Baywatch movie has been in the works since July 2009, when Jeremy Garelick signed on to write and direct. A slew of writers have worked on the project between now and then, including Brian Gatewood & Alessandro Tanaka, Peter Tolan and Justin Malen. The writing team of Damian Shannon and Mark Swift wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, which the studio is moving forward with.Read More
While we've heard a little bit about Bob already, Dwayne Johnson has shared on Instagram an awesome new photo of his Central Intelligence character. This comes along with an insightful description that fully explains the CIA agent's motivation. We also get a second look at Bob, sharing his true love of Unicorns, seen alongside co-star Kevin Hart.
Central Intelligence follows the exploits of Bob, one of the CIA's deadliest secret weapons. Way back in high school, Bob was what one might consider a Nerd. And he has since made up for that with a rock hard body and abs that literally kill. Bob reunites with an account played by Kevin Hart, who used to be the most popular guy in his high school. But those days are way behind him. As their high school reunion looms on the horizon, Bob pulls his former classmate into a secret mission to stop the selling of classified military secrets.Read More
Dwayne Johnson is reuniting with his San Andreas producer Beau Flynn for an adaptation of the popular 1980s video game classic Rampage. The original game, created by Midway, featured three giant monsters, a gorilla, a lizard and a wolf, who cause destruction and chaos in major cities around North America, while trying to fend off military forces. While plot details are being kept under wraps, The Rock will play a man who tries to stop these destructive monsters.
Ryan Engle (Non-Stop) wrote the screenplay, with New Line currently seeking directors, and production slated to begin in the summer of 2016. The plan is for Dwayne Johnson to shoot this project after he wraps on Fast & Furious 8, which is slated for release on April 14, 2017. The project will mark the fourth collaboration between Dwayne Johnson and Beau Flynn, following Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, last year's Hercules and San Andreas, which has already earned more than $415 million worldwide since its release in late May.Read More