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The Rock versus Taylor Lautner in a new David and Goliath movie?

Aug. 30, 2011by:

Because it sort of makes sense, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson could be turning heel on the big screen to get in the ring with a substantially smaller opponent.

According to Twitch, Johnson may be bringing his considerable mass to GOLIATH, the upcoming big-screen version of the biblical story.

And while The Rock will obviously play the lethal muscular brute of Relativity's intended epic, Twitch also claims that It Kid Taylor Lautner is being pursued for the part of Israel's future king David, the shepherd who ultimately takes down his oversized foe with just a sling and stone. SPOILER!

And considering the project is has TWILIGHT producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen involved, they might just get the beefy youngster for the role.

Scott Derrickson (THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL) is directing the retelling of the famous tale, sure to be done in an exaggerated 300 visual style.

Extra Tidbit: Orson Welles directed his own scenes playing King Saul in a 1960 Italian version of the biblical story. Maybe this version can get Liam Neeson...
Source: Twitch

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2:57AM on 08/31/2011
...so they want us to root for goliath?
...so they want us to root for goliath?
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11:48PM on 08/30/2011

I can only hope

its a re imagining where goliath kicks davids ass.
its a re imagining where goliath kicks davids ass.
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2:09AM on 08/31/2011
wait, a werewolf can't beat up the tooth fairy?
wait, a werewolf can't beat up the tooth fairy?
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9:23AM on 08/31/2011

I'm not a girl

I'm not in the kid's demographic, and maybe I'm just being an idiot... but he's got such a dumb fuckin face.
I'm not in the kid's demographic, and maybe I'm just being an idiot... but he's got such a dumb fuckin face.
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11:11AM on 08/31/2011
C'mon now, Dwayne doesn't look that bad. :P
C'mon now, Dwayne doesn't look that bad. :P
8:53AM on 08/31/2011
All I have to say is goddamn I hope this falls through. The Rock deserves better.
All I have to say is goddamn I hope this falls through. The Rock deserves better.
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12:14AM on 08/31/2011
Lautner doesn't bother me as much as the news that we're actually getting a David vs Goliath movie. Really? Are we that short on ideas in Hollywood? (watches Bucky Larson TV spot). I guess we are.
Lautner doesn't bother me as much as the news that we're actually getting a David vs Goliath movie. Really? Are we that short on ideas in Hollywood? (watches Bucky Larson TV spot). I guess we are.
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9:01AM on 08/31/2011

A modern retelling in which

Goliath takes his boot, shines it up real nice, turns it sideways and sticks it...
Goliath takes his boot, shines it up real nice, turns it sideways and sticks it...
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12:08AM on 08/31/2011

Seriously?

Based on the pictures of Johnson in G.I. Joe earlier today, he could make for a credible Goliath, relatively speaking. But Lautner as David? David is a mere and average sheperd, not a jacked Hollywood pretty boy. They'd have to go younger and more frail for it to be remotely accurate. Fuck Lautner in the butt hole, just like whoever gave him his career has done.
Based on the pictures of Johnson in G.I. Joe earlier today, he could make for a credible Goliath, relatively speaking. But Lautner as David? David is a mere and average sheperd, not a jacked Hollywood pretty boy. They'd have to go younger and more frail for it to be remotely accurate. Fuck Lautner in the butt hole, just like whoever gave him his career has done.
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1:44PM on 08/31/2011

Some words of advice

Rock; Fire your agent!
Rock; Fire your agent!
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11:56PM on 08/30/2011
Aw crap. If ever there was a time for the studios to say no to a project, now is the best time to. Please dont let the twihards make another flick after the last few crapsterpieces they have done thus far.
Aw crap. If ever there was a time for the studios to say no to a project, now is the best time to. Please dont let the twihards make another flick after the last few crapsterpieces they have done thus far.
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8:43AM on 08/31/2011
I'm not against a David and Goliath movie exactly. I think the movie would be better if they just got rid of Lautner and called it "David" and went all Ten Commandments epic with it. David's story from the bible would definitely be epic on the big screen. David and Goliath is such a small part of it though. A movie that focuses just on that would be bleh unless you knew how to flesh it out well... I mean, every one knows how it ends so... it's gonna need to be REAL good to get people to bother.
I'm not against a David and Goliath movie exactly. I think the movie would be better if they just got rid of Lautner and called it "David" and went all Ten Commandments epic with it. David's story from the bible would definitely be epic on the big screen. David and Goliath is such a small part of it though. A movie that focuses just on that would be bleh unless you knew how to flesh it out well... I mean, every one knows how it ends so... it's gonna need to be REAL good to get people to bother. I may have more faith in it if it was in different hands... but from the producers of Twilight... HA! This will be crap.
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8:55AM on 08/31/2011
They made that movie..it starred Richard Gere.
They made that movie..it starred Richard Gere.
8:08AM on 08/31/2011

Love rooting for the villain...

I hope Goliath spits in his face and rips his head off.
I hope Goliath spits in his face and rips his head off.
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12:20AM on 08/31/2011

Kings

Kings was a better update to this story.
Kings was a better update to this story.
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12:43PM on 08/31/2011
I'd LOVE to see The Rock vs Taylor Lautner. Especially when The Rock twists Taylor's head off and punts it across the street.
I'd LOVE to see The Rock vs Taylor Lautner. Especially when The Rock twists Taylor's head off and punts it across the street.
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10:11AM on 08/31/2011
I have no problem with Lautner per se (don't really know him, but I refuse to hate him solely because he's in Twilight) but this just seems like a bad idea. David and Goliath is a very small account in the bible. Can't see this being a very interesting movie.
I have no problem with Lautner per se (don't really know him, but I refuse to hate him solely because he's in Twilight) but this just seems like a bad idea. David and Goliath is a very small account in the bible. Can't see this being a very interesting movie.
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11:51PM on 08/30/2011
You lost me at Taylor Lautner.
You lost me at Taylor Lautner.
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1:01AM on 08/31/2011
How the hell did I get thumbs down for this?
How the hell did I get thumbs down for this?
2:23AM on 08/31/2011
Dude, I have noticed that this happens a lot to you. You can post word for word the exact same thing as somebody else and you'll get thumbed down. I for one tried to rectify the prob by doing the exact opposite for you. :-)
Dude, I have noticed that this happens a lot to you. You can post word for word the exact same thing as somebody else and you'll get thumbed down. I for one tried to rectify the prob by doing the exact opposite for you. :-)
5:52PM on 08/31/2011
You got thumbs down because you are known on this website for pretty much liking EVERYTHING that is shit. So I'm pretty shocked that you aren't stoked for this one.....thumbs down still.
You got thumbs down because you are known on this website for pretty much liking EVERYTHING that is shit. So I'm pretty shocked that you aren't stoked for this one.....thumbs down still.
10:00AM on 08/31/2011
I'm really sick of taylor launter and his costars (kristin stewart and robert pattison).
I'm really sick of taylor launter and his costars (kristin stewart and robert pattison).
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8:53PM on 08/31/2011

Still waiting...

for the kind of action hero movies from The Rock that the Rundown promised. Fast Five doesn't really count, even though it was a blast, it still wasn't a dark and gritty action movie that I know he's capable of carrying. But I guess those Disney movies had more of an effect than he's willing to admit.
for the kind of action hero movies from The Rock that the Rundown promised. Fast Five doesn't really count, even though it was a blast, it still wasn't a dark and gritty action movie that I know he's capable of carrying. But I guess those Disney movies had more of an effect than he's willing to admit.
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10:42AM on 08/31/2011
They need to do this as one of those body-swapping movies, where Goliath's mind ends up in David's puny body and vice versa. How will David react to being in Goliath's mighty frame? How will the physically-weak Goliath deal with the bullying David usually puts up with from his peers or siblings?

And then... and then the battle takes place! Goliath's mind has to ensure his body wins even though David's mind can't make Goliath's body fight worth a shit!

It'd be hilarious, albeit 'hilarious'
They need to do this as one of those body-swapping movies, where Goliath's mind ends up in David's puny body and vice versa. How will David react to being in Goliath's mighty frame? How will the physically-weak Goliath deal with the bullying David usually puts up with from his peers or siblings?

And then... and then the battle takes place! Goliath's mind has to ensure his body wins even though David's mind can't make Goliath's body fight worth a shit!

It'd be hilarious, albeit 'hilarious' by Hollywood's current standards.
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8:53PM on 08/31/2011

The Rock is perfect for Goliath

Damn his arm is bigger than most people's body. They should get someone Captain America skinny for David not a douchebag.
Damn his arm is bigger than most people's body. They should get someone Captain America skinny for David not a douchebag.
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3:00PM on 08/31/2011

Sparkley and Hairy

OOoohhh...will one of them be like all sparkley and the other one be all hairy and hunky and stuff?...considering the project is has TWILIGHT producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen involved.
OOoohhh...will one of them be like all sparkley and the other one be all hairy and hunky and stuff?...considering the project is has TWILIGHT producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen involved.
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12:25PM on 08/31/2011

GAY

nough said
nough said
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