Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2011 by Germain Lussier
There seems to be one go-to actor for ass-kicking action these days and his name is Dwayne Johnson. Johnson has had quite the year, starting with the massive success of Fast Five, shooting G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation and coming up he’s got Journey 2 on deck as well as a Fast and Furious sequel, Snitch and more. He’s also returning to the WWE part time as his alter-ego The Rock. You can now add a comic book adaptation to the list as Johnson will star in The Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide produced by Simon Kinberg. Read more about the property after the jump.
Deadline broke the news of the casting.
The property is based on a comic book miniseries by John Paul Russ which ran five issues earlier this year with each issue focusing on a different type of monster and how to kill them. Issue #1 was “The Undead,” #2 was “Cryptids,” #3 was “Giant Monsters,” #4 was “Unnatural Beasts” and #5 was “Fantasy Creatures.” Here’s a description from an Amazon page.
Monsters surround us. They’re everywhere; on TV, in movies… they haunt our nightmares. But are they real? Do Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies really exist? And if so, how can we survive against them? At last here is the comprehensive guide every Monster Hunter must have! Whether you’re a weekend Bigfoot hunter or a hardcore Vampire slayer you simply can’t afford not to own this book.
It sounds like a fun property with a ton of possibilities and I’m pretty much sold with the promise of The Rock battling a ton of monsters. There’s always the danger it could go more Van Helsing than Zombieland, though, as those two films came to mind when thinking of hunting monsters and a how-to-guide for doing so.
Have any of you read these comics? What do you think of the casting?