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
The supporting cast includes Amy Ryan as another CIA agent tasked with bringing Bob in, along with Danielle Nicolet. Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, We're the Millers) directs from a screenplay originally written by Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen, with Sean Anders, John Morris and Rawson Marshall Thurber providing subsequent rewrites. Check out the first photo from Central Intelligence below, and stay tuned for more as production continues.
Central Intelligence comes to theaters June 17th, 2016.Read More
John Carpenter revealed in an online interview last week that he is 'fine' with the remake as he did not write the original script. 'No harm, no foul.' He remarked, so it's not likely that he will be coming on to collaborate on the screenplay, which already has Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class) signed to pen the script. No director is attached yet, but it's not likely that John Carpenter will sign on in that capacity either. He hasn't directed a movie since 2010's The Ward. He did serve as a producer on the 2005 remake of his movie The Fog, so it's most likely that he will be asked to serve as an executive producer if nothing else.
Dwayne Johnson and Kurt Russell share the screen right now in the blockbuster hit sequel Furious 7. Do you think they discussed the remake on the set of that movie? Do you think Dwayne Johnson may be headed down the right path with this remake? Or is it clearly a really bad idea? Let us know know your thoughts in the comments section! Hopefully a director will be announced soon.Read More
After Dwayne Johnson's San Andreas opened with a whopping $53.2 million this weekend, the actor is in talks to star in and produce a remake of Big Trouble in Little China. The original 1986 movie, which starred Kurt Russell and Kim Cattrall, is said to be one of Dwayne Johnson's favorite movies. The actor and his producing partners Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia pitched the remake to 20th Century Fox.
Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class) have already closed their deals to write the screenplay. If Dwayne Johnson's deal closes, he will play truck driver Jack Burton, who gets caught in the middle of a supernatural war between good and evil in the Chinatown area of San Francisco. The original movie, directed by John Carpenter, only grossed $11 million domestically when it hit theaters in 1986, but it went on to gain a cult following throughout the years.Read More