Dwayne Johnson isn’t just doing a voice for one of the main characters in the Disney Animation film Moana; he said at D23 that one of his main career goals was to work in Disney movies, and now he’s making the bounce to live action. The Rock is also going to star in the latest ride-to-movie project Jungle Cruise.
The film, based on a ride that was in place when Disneyland first opened its doors in 1955, has been in development for a few years, but bringing The Rock on board indicates some new energy for the old idea. Read More »
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Walt Disney Animation Studios has the South Pacific set adventure Moana, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, set for release for the holiday season in 2016.
Some announcements about the forthcoming project at the D23 Expo were just made, including some new details on the story and music, as well new information on the characters Moana and Maui, the latter being a demigod voiced by Dwayne Johnson, who sounds almost like a South Pacific version of Thor.
The first footage from the movie was shown along with some proof of concept clips, and one of the snippets of the movie actually made Dwayne Johnson cry. This sounds like it’s going to be a lovely, touching tale from Disney. Find out what we learned at the Moana D23 panel after the jump!
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It’s been 26 years since David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson first hit the beach in the television series Baywatch, and that means it’s the perfect time for Hollywood to recycle it in the form of a big screen adaptation.
Dwayne Johnson is set to star in a raunchy, comedic take on the ’90s series with Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon at the helm. And now Neighbors star Zac Efron will likely also throw on some swimming trunks ad take his shirt off for the adaptation. Find out more about Zac Efron joining Baywatch after the jump! Read More »
Its been almost four years since New Line Cinema announced they would be developing a big budget movie based on the Midway classic video game Rampage, but it seems like the film is finally ready for cameras. A month ago we learned that Dwayne Johnson was in talks to star in the monster-filled blockbuster, and now we’re learning that he will be teaming up with his San Andreas director Brad Peyton no this new disaster movie.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
Is there a movie star more universally beloved right now than Dwayne Johnson? The guy is so powerfully charismatic, he’s been dubbed “franchise Viagra.” He can rock the hell out of a Taylor Swift anthem and make a gritty Bambi reboot seem like a good idea. He’s such a likable figure, in fact, that even Steven Spielberg can’t resist sending him fan mail.
Johnson revealed that he recently got an admiring letter from the iconic director, which he said made him “grin like a big ass kid.” Read the Dwayne Johnson Steven Spielberg letter, and see Johnson’s reaction to it, after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Having narrowly escaped the total destruction of California in San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson is now gearing up for another, very different kind of disaster pic. The Rock is set to star in Rampage, a live-action feature for New Line based on the ’80s Midway Arcade game featuring three giant monsters. More on the Dwayne Johnson Rampage movie after the jump. Read More »
Fast and Furious Supercharged, the new attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, is like a shot of Nos. It lays dormant, you know it’s there, then when it comes up unexpectedly, it’s crazy fast and great but over very quickly.
“Nos” is a brand of nitrous oxide used in the Fast and Furious movies to give the cars a boost of speed, which is exactly what Fast and Furious Supercharged does for an already classic ride. You see Supercharged is the finale of the Universal Studio Tour, the iconic tram ride that takes you on the back lot of Universal Studios Hollywood, through a ton of memorable locations and settings. Jaws, Psycho, King Kong, there’s a bunch of stuff here. And for a while, you almost forget Fast and Furious is part of it all. But then, it hits you hard and it’s a super exciting ending to the ride.
Fast and Furious Supercharged opens to the public June 25 but, below, you can read more about it. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Dwayne Johnson is having a hell of a year, with Furious 7 and San Andreas already behind him and his new HBO show Ballers ahead of him. And we’re hoping his winning streak will continue into 2016 with Central Intelligence, from Dodgeball and We’re the Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber.
The new comedy stars Johnson as Bob, described by Johnson as “Tom Hanks in Big with an added twist.” The twist being that sweet, simple Bob is a super intelligent, extra deadly CIA contract killer. Get your Central Intelligence first look after the jump. Read More »
News of a beloved film being remade is rarely good news. The closest you can get, however, is something along the lines of Dwayne Johnson starring in a remake of John Carpenter‘s Big Trouble in Little China. I’m 100% behind the “Why remake a perfect movie?” argument but if it’s going to happen anyway, Johnson as the star is a major plus.
Johnson’s attitude toward the movie is an even bigger plus. In a new interview, the San Andreas star said he hopes they can be respectful to the original and even wants John Carpenter himself to come on board. Read the quotes below. Read More »