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Dwayne Johnson signs up for Hercules

Dwayne Johnson signs up for Hercules

Nov 8 2012, 2:05am CST | by

Dwayne Johnson is to play legendary Greek character Hercules in a new movie.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has officially signed up to play legendary strong-man Hercules. The movie - to be directed by 'Tower Heist' filmmaker Brett Ratner - will be co-produced by Paramount and...

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Dwayne Johnson signs up for Hercules

Nov 8 2012, 2:05am CST | by

Dwayne Johnson is to play legendary Greek character Hercules in a new movie.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has officially signed up to play legendary strong-man Hercules.
The movie - to be directed by 'Tower Heist' filmmaker Brett Ratner - will be co-produced by Paramount and MGM, following months of negotiations.
It will be based on the graphic novel 'Hercules: The Thracian Wars', and has been adapted by Ryan Condal from Radical Studios.
Even Spiliotopoulos also contributed to the script, Deadline.com reports.
The comic tells the tale of Hercules working with the Thracian army to turn them into one of the most ruthless in the world.
Production is expected to take part in early 2013.
Dwayne is well known for taking on alpha-male roles, having previously taken part in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and playing a character named Roadblock in the forthcoming 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'.
He has a number of big roles lined up, including a part in body-building movie 'Pain and Gain' and a rumoured part in 'Arabian Nights' playing Sinbad.

 
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CAA Signs ‘San Andreas’ Helmer Brad Peyton

Oct 10 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: CAA signed Brad Peyton, who most recently wrapped the earthquake thriller San Andreas for New Line with Dwayne Johnson, and the Jason Blum-produced exorcism project Incarnate. Peyton had been at Verve. His breakthrough film was the black comedy short Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl, which premiered at Toronto in 2002. He separately helmed Journ ...
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Dwayne Johnson Survival Pic ‘Not Without Hope’ Gets Scribe

Oct 10 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: E. Nicholas Mariani is set to adapt the Nick Schuyler bestselling survival tale Not Without Hope as a star vehicle for Dwayne Johnson at Relativity. Johnson will play one of four friends, all athletes, who capsized during a deep-sea fishing trip. Johnson will play Schuyler, who set out from Clearwater, Florida with NFL players Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith, and former U of South Florida player Will Bleakley. Mariani scripte ...
Source: Deadline  Full article at: Deadline
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Best of the Week: David Fincher's Best, Clint Eastwood's Next, Disney's Past and More

Oct 3 2014 7:04pm CDT | Source: movies.com

The Important News We got our first look at Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper. And an exclusive look at ABCs of Death 2. We heard a rumor that The Avengers 3 will be split into two movies. And neither of them will feature Joaquin Phoenix, who is not going to be Dr. Strange. But at least Robert Downey Jr. is back on the Iron Man 4 possibility train.  Dwayne Johnson will be a spy in a movie from the author of The Bourne Identity. H ...
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2 weeks ago

The BAYWATCH Movie Finds An Almost Perfect Lead!!

Oct 3 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

The long-running series will be satirized and overhauled for the big screen. Read the full article on AICN Per THR, the endlessly-in-development BAYWATCH movie now looks to be picking up steam with the casting of Dwayne Johnson.   THR indicates that Paramount has… …also has hired Justin Malen to rewrite and has attached the hot comedy writing team of Sean Anders and John Morris (We're the Millers) to direct.  Via his Instagram feed, Johnson characteri ...
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Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Ready for 'Baywatch;' First Chilling 'American Sniper' Trailer

Oct 3 2014 8:01am CDT | Source: movies.com

Baywatch: A big-screen version of Baywatch, the TV show that became a smash in syndication in the 1990s, is moving forward with Dwayne Johnson "loosely attached." Sean Anders and John Morris (Horrible Bosses 2) are set to direct. Justin Malen has been hired to rewrite the script, which will evidently lean toward a comic take on the basic premise of Southern California lifeguards. [The Hollywood Reporter]   Steve Jobs: Leonar ...
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Dwayne Johnson to head up Baywatch movie

Oct 3 2014 12:00am CDT | Source: Total Film

Dwayne Johnson is about to step into the shoes of one David Hasslehoff, with THR reporting that the star is set to lead the forthcoming Baywatch movie. Paramount is stepping things up on the Baywatch front, having also appointed Horrible Bosses 2 co-helmers Sean Anders and John Morris to direct the film. Justin Melan has also been brought on board to rewrite the existing script, with the project having spent the last couple of years in development limbo. A previous script had been tho ...
Source: Total Film   Full article at: Total Film
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Dwayne Johnson Attached to 'Baywatch' Movie at Paramount Pictures

Oct 2 2014 10:53pm CDT | Source: First Showing

We've been hearing about a potential film adaptation of the cheesy lifeguard TV series Baywatch since as far back as 2009. The first iteration had The Break-Up director Jeremy Garelick writing and getting behind the camera while more recent efforts pegged Robert Ben Garant, one-half of the writing duo behind Night at the Museum, to direct the film with Bill Hader briefly rumored for a lead role. Now the film seems to have life again as THR reports Dwayne Johnson is loosely a ...
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2 weeks ago

Dwayne Johnson Set to Headline ‘Baywatch’ Movie

Oct 2 2014 9:17pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

Dwayne Johnson is loosely attached to star in a 'Baywatch' movie for directors Sean Anders a ...
Source: Screen Rant   Full article at: Screen Rant
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Dwayne Johnson Attached To Baywatch

Oct 2 2014 7:35pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

With Sean Anders & John Morris on to directToday in We Did Not See That Coming: Dwayne Johnson is, according to the Hollywood Reporter, now loosely attached to Paramount’s long-gestating film version of Baywatch. And in the same news blast comes word that Horrible Bosses 2 duo Sean Anders and John Morris are on board to direct and produce.Paramount has been trying to crack this nut for years now, adapting the cult 1990s show that gave David Hassel ...
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2 weeks ago

Dwayne Johnson In Talks For ‘Baywatch’ Movie

Oct 2 2014 5:30pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

In a story that’s worthy of April 1st, Dwayne Johnson is “loosely attached” to Paramount’s long-gestating big-screen take on Baywatch. The adaptation of the hit TV show has been in development for years and is now once again picking up steam with a new writer and director team. Comedy writer Justin Malen is rewriting the script (which was most recently penned by Reno 911 co-creator Robert Ben Garant) for Sean Anders and John Morris, the team behind We ...
Source: Slash Film   Full article at: Slash Film
 

 

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