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Dwayne Johnson eyed for Robert Ludlum's The Janson Directive

07.08.2014
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Today's go-to action star Dwayne Johnson could be on the verge of starring in and producing a new potential franchise with the upcoming adaptation of Robert Ludlum's THE JANSON DIRECTIVE. It's still in very early stages as there is no writer or director yet, but given Johnson's schedule is only getting busier by the day, if he signs on it should give the project the momentum needed to get started.

Here’s a synopsis for the first novel [via Amazon]:

When billionaire philanthropist Peter Novak is kidnapped by a terrorist known as The Caliph, it’s up to Paul Janson—a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations—to save him. But Janson’s rescue operation goes horribly wrong…and soon Janson is marked for death, the target of a "beyond salvage" order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who can anticipate and counter his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its originators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own.

Johnson is currently filming a new action film, SAN ANDREAS, HERCULES is here in a few weeks, and he’s got FAST AND FURIOUS 7 early next year, G.I. JOE 3 and more. This is why he calls himself "franchise Viagra". It's great to watch Johnson’s star rise each year; the man has certainly paid his dues with movies like DOOM and TOOTH FAIRY. I wouldn’t say that to the man's face of course, seriously one of his legs is as big as me. I hope he takes this one on though; he has done some great ensemble work but I think he's ready to headline his own movies now. That or do a Rock 'n' Sock Connection movie already.

What’s your favorite Dwayne Johnson movie?

Source: Variety

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6:58AM on 07/09/2014

so, he's looking for...

... A more 'brainy action' franchise, so he can be called a 'real actor', or something, the Bourne/Ryan way...
Good for him. I like the guy.
Still, I'd love to see a sequel to The Rundown (or Welcome To The Jungle, as it's mostly known in Europe), first.
... A more 'brainy action' franchise, so he can be called a 'real actor', or something, the Bourne/Ryan way...
Good for him. I like the guy.
Still, I'd love to see a sequel to The Rundown (or Welcome To The Jungle, as it's mostly known in Europe), first.
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12:45AM on 07/09/2014
Why does it seem like every detective or agent's last nname is Kincaid? Lol
Why does it seem like every detective or agent's last nname is Kincaid? Lol
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10:06PM on 07/08/2014

THE ROCK

The Rock is great. He's just fun to watch. He just brought a great attitude and charisma to G.I. Joe and I'll admit it, I'm excited to see him in Hercules. He's just a great action star and I think he'll be excellent in this role.
The Rock is great. He's just fun to watch. He just brought a great attitude and charisma to G.I. Joe and I'll admit it, I'm excited to see him in Hercules. He's just a great action star and I think he'll be excellent in this role.
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7:31PM on 07/08/2014
I'm an unashamed fan if the Rock. The more movies he is in the better.
I'm an unashamed fan if the Rock. The more movies he is in the better.
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7:10PM on 07/08/2014
I have a feeling that when nobody's looking, Dwayne Johnson runs around his house exclaiming "franchise franchise FRANCHISE!", Benny the 1980-something Spaceman-style.
I have a feeling that when nobody's looking, Dwayne Johnson runs around his house exclaiming "franchise franchise FRANCHISE!", Benny the 1980-something Spaceman-style.
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