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May. 7, 2009by:

There's been some calls around here for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to cool it with the sissy Disney family fare and become the gritty action hero that we all know he can be. Well maybe the brawny former wrestler with the golden smile heard us, because word is he is set to star in the action drama FASTER as an an ex-con hell-bent on avenging the death of his brother, who was murdered 10 years earlier when the two were sabotaged during a heist. The film will be helmed by Phil Joanou, who directed Johnson in GRIDIRON GANG. The Rock as an ex-con, out to bust some heads all in the name of vengeance. It kind of sounds perfect. Unfortunately we have to endure things like THE TOOTH FAIRY first. Shudder.
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Source: Variety

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10:55PM on 05/07/2009

LUKE FUCKING CAGE

That is all.
That is all.
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10:12PM on 05/07/2009

vega bros.

The Rock and Vin Diesel as steroid induced reincarnate Vega Brothers.
The Rock and Vin Diesel as steroid induced reincarnate Vega Brothers.
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1:44PM on 05/07/2009

Here's one

I read they are doing predator again, why not have him star in that? They also have to make sure he doesn't use those stupid WWE moves in the fight scenes.
I read they are doing predator again, why not have him star in that? They also have to make sure he doesn't use those stupid WWE moves in the fight scenes.
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1:41PM on 05/07/2009

Not bad

I thought he was good in The Rundown and Walking Tall. Was thrilled when I hheard he would play Black Adam in the Shazaam movie. I think he should fire his agent for all the Disney flicks he put us through.
I thought he was good in The Rundown and Walking Tall. Was thrilled when I hheard he would play Black Adam in the Shazaam movie. I think he should fire his agent for all the Disney flicks he put us through.
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1:33PM on 05/07/2009
i agree with some other posters.. The Rock was and will always be his greatest character and it's slowly been downhill from there.

I think he would work best as a cocky, arrogant villain in action movies.
i agree with some other posters.. The Rock was and will always be his greatest character and it's slowly been downhill from there.

I think he would work best as a cocky, arrogant villain in action movies.
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1:33PM on 05/07/2009

hell yeah!!!

it's about time! i'm on board
it's about time! i'm on board
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1:29PM on 05/07/2009
Get the Rock to go up against Diesel in Fast & Furious 5 (if that movie is still happenning).
Get the Rock to go up against Diesel in Fast & Furious 5 (if that movie is still happenning).
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12:53PM on 05/07/2009
The Rock is Nada in a remake of THEY LIVE.
The Rock is Nada in a remake of THEY LIVE.
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12:20PM on 05/07/2009
There's a couple of problems (just a couple?) with the guy. Personally, I think he's got too much personality to be just another action toy, and while I think that could be a good thing, it makes it hard for me to take him seriously in those typical menacing-bad-ass roles. He's better suited to a John McClane-esque character, a guy who talks a lot while blowing people away. He's also HUGE, so there's that.

I still think he has the chops to succeed in non-action roles. Play the new corporate
There's a couple of problems (just a couple?) with the guy. Personally, I think he's got too much personality to be just another action toy, and while I think that could be a good thing, it makes it hard for me to take him seriously in those typical menacing-bad-ass roles. He's better suited to a John McClane-esque character, a guy who talks a lot while blowing people away. He's also HUGE, so there's that.

I still think he has the chops to succeed in non-action roles. Play the new corporate exec who got the job cuz he's black and his boss was a fan. Of course, that's just the back story.

Hitman could definitely work. I have trouble seeing him as the revenge type. He's either just a big Teddy bear or a complete professional.
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12:14PM on 05/07/2009
Hopefully "gritty" and "action drama" equate to a rating of "R." I understand that it is about not limiting the audience but I am sick and tired of movies toning it down for PG-13. Take a cue from Rambo or even Crank 2 for that matter, don't leave any action on the cutting room floor.
Hopefully "gritty" and "action drama" equate to a rating of "R." I understand that it is about not limiting the audience but I am sick and tired of movies toning it down for PG-13. Take a cue from Rambo or even Crank 2 for that matter, don't leave any action on the cutting room floor.
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12:00PM on 05/07/2009

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11:55AM on 05/07/2009

Best New Rock Role

Sensei John Kreese in the new Karate Kid! The perfect big, cocky prick role he's perfect for without neglecting the fact that it could still be Disney-like!
Sensei John Kreese in the new Karate Kid! The perfect big, cocky prick role he's perfect for without neglecting the fact that it could still be Disney-like!
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11:53AM on 05/07/2009

I think...

If Rod is doing anything serious with Predators, might be a good starting point for Dwayne. He could pick up the torch. I also agree that Rundown was great. Only problem for the rock, is like Arnold and Sly, he can't really play regular guys. He has to go BIG. He should look into some sci-fi.
If Rod is doing anything serious with Predators, might be a good starting point for Dwayne. He could pick up the torch. I also agree that Rundown was great. Only problem for the rock, is like Arnold and Sly, he can't really play regular guys. He has to go BIG. He should look into some sci-fi.
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10:36AM on 05/07/2009
The best role for The Rock would be an a cocky arrogant bastard, walking around in silk shirts, donning some sunglasses at all times (even at night, Corey Hart), with a People's Eyebrow, fighting the bad guys with his trademark lethal People's Elbow and Rock Bottom, as he spouts catchphrases to those who support his ways by chanting "ROCKY!! ROCKY!!"

Oh, wait... he already had that. Damn, looks like it's all down hill from here, if you smell what The Kidd is cookin'.
The best role for The Rock would be an a cocky arrogant bastard, walking around in silk shirts, donning some sunglasses at all times (even at night, Corey Hart), with a People's Eyebrow, fighting the bad guys with his trademark lethal People's Elbow and Rock Bottom, as he spouts catchphrases to those who support his ways by chanting "ROCKY!! ROCKY!!"

Oh, wait... he already had that. Damn, looks like it's all down hill from here, if you smell what The Kidd is cookin'.
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9:46AM on 05/07/2009

In a perfect world...

The Rock and Michael Bay...
Let the explosions do the talking.
The Rock and Michael Bay...
Let the explosions do the talking.
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9:19AM on 05/07/2009
YES YES YES YES! finally!
YES YES YES YES! finally!
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7:33AM on 05/07/2009

Heroes for Hire

Dwayne Johnson could play Luke Cage aka Powerman, Jason Stratham could play Danny Rand aka Iron Fist and Beyonce Knowles could play his love interest Misty Knight. They both look enough like the characters and already have the reputations necessary to pull off their respective roles. I mean, who doesn't already think Dwayne Johnston is bulletproof or that Jason Stratham's punch could take down a wall or that Beyonce's pussy is sweeter than honey?

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Dwayne Johnson could play Luke Cage aka Powerman, Jason Stratham could play Danny Rand aka Iron Fist and Beyonce Knowles could play his love interest Misty Knight. They both look enough like the characters and already have the reputations necessary to pull off their respective roles. I mean, who doesn't already think Dwayne Johnston is bulletproof or that Jason Stratham's punch could take down a wall or that Beyonce's pussy is sweeter than honey?

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7:26AM on 05/07/2009
Hate to say this but Dwayne Johnson doesn't really strike me as a gritty guy and right now I can't picture him as an ex-con.

I think he'd be much better as a Hitman for hire y'know with silky suits, Serengeti sunglasses and a convertible to match.

In this story the Rock er, I mean Dwayne
is thinking about 'getting out' and runs into an old flame and thinks he still has a shot with her when they hang out together for a few weeks when all the sudden he asked if he can do
Hate to say this but Dwayne Johnson doesn't really strike me as a gritty guy and right now I can't picture him as an ex-con.

I think he'd be much better as a Hitman for hire y'know with silky suits, Serengeti sunglasses and a convertible to match.

In this story the Rock er, I mean Dwayne
is thinking about 'getting out' and runs into an old flame and thinks he still has a shot with her when they hang out together for a few weeks when all the sudden he asked if he can do ONE-LAST-JOB.

Some dude thinks his chick is cheating on him and wants Dwayne to 'investigate'. it turns out this dude's chick is the one who he's been hanging out with!

When that dude that hired him finds out later that Dwayne has been banging her, he get pissed and what follows is ass-kicking, car chases with outrageous stunts, non-stop gun blasting and an Apache Helicopter blowing up half the city........ ok that last part sounds cheesy but it could work.
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3:44AM on 05/07/2009
He may not be mexican, but he has the acting chops to play Dom from Gears of War, yes make a Gears movie.
He may not be mexican, but he has the acting chops to play Dom from Gears of War, yes make a Gears movie.
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3:10AM on 05/07/2009

The Rundown 2.

I'm serious. I, for one think it's an underrated buddy action/comedy, plus Berg has more experience as a director now. Dwayne needs more roles like that.
I'm serious. I, for one think it's an underrated buddy action/comedy, plus Berg has more experience as a director now. Dwayne needs more roles like that.
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2:32AM on 05/07/2009
I don't.
I don't.
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2:09AM on 05/07/2009
I love 'Southland Tales'.
I love 'Southland Tales'.
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2:02AM on 05/07/2009

O.J.

By the time all the mysterious of the O.J. case are solved and the Juice offs himself or dies of a heart attack on a golf course, Dwayne Johnson will be just the right age to play the world's most famous murderer in a stunning psycho-drama unlike the world has ever seen with special effects by KNB.
By the time all the mysterious of the O.J. case are solved and the Juice offs himself or dies of a heart attack on a golf course, Dwayne Johnson will be just the right age to play the world's most famous murderer in a stunning psycho-drama unlike the world has ever seen with special effects by KNB.
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1:54AM on 05/07/2009

Rock I have a script for you...call me

He does need some real gritty, bad ass, ass whupping, slow motion, shells hitting the ground roles man. I love this guy but he shouldn't give up on the Rundown-esque endeavors. He needs his terminator, his die hard etc. Something like a Taken,Total Recall or Man on Fire.

Pitch idea (just throwing this out there for the sake of getting creative juices flowing): Black Ops Delta force leader betrayed by his team, left for dead goes on a vengeance trip to track them down, battle shady
He does need some real gritty, bad ass, ass whupping, slow motion, shells hitting the ground roles man. I love this guy but he shouldn't give up on the Rundown-esque endeavors. He needs his terminator, his die hard etc. Something like a Taken,Total Recall or Man on Fire.

Pitch idea (just throwing this out there for the sake of getting creative juices flowing): Black Ops Delta force leader betrayed by his team, left for dead goes on a vengeance trip to track them down, battle shady government agents and do something that saves the greater good. Get one of the Scotts or Bay to work with him and watch him transform before us.
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1:52AM on 05/07/2009

Stallone ???

Both The Rock and Scott Adkins should have been cast in the stallone flick.
Both The Rock and Scott Adkins should have been cast in the stallone flick.
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