In 1986, John Carpenter‘s cult classic masterpiece Big Trouble in Little China was released. While it may not have been a commercial success at the time, Big Trouble‘s mix of ancient Chinese folklore, bizarre storyline, and outrageous fantasy set in San Francisco’s Chinatown won the hearts of audiences upon its home video release. Almost a year ago, it was announced that 20th Century Fox had plans for a remake of the film in the works with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the lead role. Not much has been mentioned about it since then, but while promoting his new movie Central Intelligence, Johnson gave enthusiastic reassurance that the film is indeed moving forward. Check out what he had to say below!
A remake of the 1995 classic Jumanji was first announced by Sony in the summer time of 2015, due for release at the end of the next years. At the time, the news was not met well. Perhaps the online backlash was fuelled by the then very recent death of Robin Williams just a year before. Perhaps people just liked the original movie so much that they genuinely believed it couldn’t be improved upon by a remake. (more…)
This time it’s….more than likely going to be bigger and more disaster-y. Did you want this? You’re going to get it regardless. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is reportedly headlining a sequel to last years CGI-heavy disaster movie hit San Andreas with the action moving towards the excellently named ‘Ring of Fire’ in the Pacific Ocean. We’ll start the campaign for Johnny Cash to be on the soundtrack right here. (more…)
After having overseen the destruction of the western seaboard, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wants to do a little more hands-on mayhem. Hollywood Reporter announced today that Johnson has been attached to a big screen adaptation of a classic video game has it all: giant monsters eating destroyed cities, and glorious 8-bit graphics. That’s right, Rampage is coming to theaters sometime in the not-so-distant future. (more…)
Love them or hate them, remakes/reboots/reimaginings are a way of Hollywood life. In some cases, these updated visions are needed in order to tell a new generation of film fans a story that feels fresh while still remaining familiar to long-time fans of celluloid. Other times, unfortunately, these remakes are basically the movie making equivalent to a villain’s “smash and grab”, in which the studios are hoping that name recognition and nostalgia are enough to bring in box office bucks before word of mouth gets around. Every once in a while, though, a remake idea is so unnecessary that it borders on being ridiculous, and it is tough to even imagine what the movie studio is thinking. One of those ideas is the recently announced Big Trouble in Little China reboot, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Rock has read your reactions to this horrible idea and he has a few things to say. (more…)
So Marvel makes Guardians of the Galaxy. Turns out what was – on paper – a laughably ridiculous concept, made for a immensely successfully blockbuster hit. Now every studio wants their own Guardians of the Galaxy-type movie.
Dreamworks comes up to bat with a brand new sci-fi action comedy called Alpha Squad Seven. And just because he’s the IN thing right now, they’ve also got Dwayne Johnson attached to the project. Yeah, Guardians of the Galaxy with The Rock? You can just picture a studio guy at Dreamworks nodding his head saying to himself “yeah… I’m so getting a raise.” (more…)
Okay, full disclosure. When I saw this story posted, I jumped at it because I’m one of the few schmoes to thoroughly love Tomax and Xamot. When I was a boy collecting G.I. Joes, I had a really clear idea of right and wrong. And I was a wrestling fan, so the concept of good vs. bad was strong thanks Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. But I’ve got to admit it, whenever the twins fought the Joes during my play periods, I let the twins win. I’m not proud of it, and that approach may have easily tainted my views a bit in growing up. So, here’s the deal – when I read that the next Joe film might bring in the Crimson Guard, I was secretly hoping that the movie would end in a Joe loss. I know…I’m horrible. (more…)
Well, after months of speculation, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has just confirmed that not only will he be starring in WB/DC’s upcoming adaptation of Shazam, but has confirmed the role that he will be playing. Many people had assumed that The Rock would choose to take on the role of Shazam, the secret identity of Billy Batson. However, it appears that Johnson has decided to go a different route by joining the cast as supervillain and Shazam arch nemesis – Black Adam. (more…)
Back in July when everybody still thought it was cute for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to tease his newest movies via Twitter, we read something about a new role with the tag “say the word.” He was still being coy about it and not really giving out much information, but the clues were there if you could spot them. Pretty much everybody spotted them and sites ran with whatever information they could find, which was little. We knew he would be in a new movie and we new he’d play a superhero and we knew it was a DC Comics property. With the semi-cryptic “say the word,” hint (the word being ‘Shazam’), guessing the answer to his puzzle was much easier than whatever Katee Sackoff thought she was doing in a similar situation. Now The Rock has come clean with the news: he’s in ‘Shazam.’ But in what role?
Update: More comments from Johnson have been added below, relating that he wanted to announce Shazam at Comic Con, and saying that he expects the official announcement to come soon.
There’s so much pressure on Warner Bros. to catch Marvel in the comic book movie industry that jockeying with them for release dates has lost its effect. Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution for WB explains, “The reality now is there really isn’t a bad week to open a movie.” Warner Bros. updated their DC Comics movie schedule this week, including dates that shoot all the way up to 2020. In a showing of superhuman confidence, the juggernaught film company listed nine as yet untitled projects. In a display of shaky insecurity, WB is still that little brother to Marvel Entertainment that’s always trying to catch up. But this move is more a sign of strength and less of a preoccupation with whatever Marvel is doing. Keep going for more, as we speculate about these mysterious movies. (more…)