Since 2014, Dwayne Johnson has been heavily involved in bringing a Shazam! movie to the big screen. The former professional wrestler, who at this point is “box office steroids” and has was 2016’s richest actor having made more than $64 million last year alone for such films as Central Intelligence, Moana and the TV show Ballers. Johnson has been working with his production team in concert with DC on bringing a Shazam! movie to the big screen and within the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The Rock will play Shazam’s rogue Black Adam in the upcoming film which is expected to be released in 2019. However, there is more good news related to Shazam!
Every time a new idea surfaces, a new name is added, a new rumour is leaked about Jake Kasdan‘s Jumanji, it becomes more and more of an enigma. From what we know already, for better or worse, the new movie looks like it is going to be a completely different beast from its inspiration and namesake. Starring Dwayne ‘the Rock Johnson’ should tell you that, if nothing else, but there’s plenty more to go on: the inclusion of his partner in crime, Kevin Hart, as well as the likes of Nick Jonas and Jack Black joining the cast hardly adds up to something that looks like the Robin Williams original. Not to mention Jake Kasdan’s directorial style.
A new revelation has added further mysterious to just how similar the two movies will end up. (more…)
It has been confirmed by none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson himself, that the upcoming Jumanji movie will not be a reboot or a remake. The new board-game-gone-wild flick will be a continuation of the first film, thus making it a sequel. Fresh off the heels of shooting Fast and Furious 8, The Rock quickly took to Instagram to praise most of his previous co-stars (Vin Diesel is not mentioned at all). He also goes on to say that he is looking forward to reuniting with Kevin Hart and Jack Black in Jumanji. (more…)
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…)