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WWE family drama?

12.09.2009
World Wrestling Entertainment's buff movie arm WWE Films (now WWE Studios?) is going to make a PG-rated "family drama" starring current WWE champion John Cena. Wait, what?

BROTHER'S KEEPER, to be helmed by television director Mel Damski and written by John Posey, will star Cena, and will now be adding Danny Glover, Patricia Clarkson, Devon Graye, and Madeleine Martin to the battle... erm... familial royale.

According to THR, the film will be about "a teenage boy (Graye) who tries to reunite his mother (Clarkson) and estranged older brother (Cena) 10 years after the death of their father, a state college wrestling legend. A brilliant student with no apparent athletic talents, the teenager decides to join the high school wrestling team as a way to pull the family together."

From what little info I can gather off the internets (and correct me on this if I'm being misinformed), WWE wrestling has apparently been making a move towards becoming more family-friendly with its entertainment, and this turn appears to be extending to all wings of the sports entertainment giant, including its films. Will this mean no more retarded but entertaining gems like THE MARINE? Only time will tell.
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5:22PM on 12/09/2009
As much as I love wrestling, WWE film stuff has been pretty poor, and now they are going for drama. But damn they got a decent cast, maybe it'll work??
As much as I love wrestling, WWE film stuff has been pretty poor, and now they are going for drama. But damn they got a decent cast, maybe it'll work??
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2:50PM on 12/09/2009

Well...

John Cena is a fighting champion. He does have charisma on the ring and on the screen as well. I think he can be a very good action star. With all due respect to THE ROCK, what happened to him? He left the WWE for movies. His next movie is 'Tooth Fairy' in the words of THE MIZ - REALLY? REALLY? ROCK.

I don't know about this family drama. I think WWE should stick to action movies and sci-fi if they want to succeed with movies.

WWE shows are turning more family type shows. I want blood to
John Cena is a fighting champion. He does have charisma on the ring and on the screen as well. I think he can be a very good action star. With all due respect to THE ROCK, what happened to him? He left the WWE for movies. His next movie is 'Tooth Fairy' in the words of THE MIZ - REALLY? REALLY? ROCK.

I don't know about this family drama. I think WWE should stick to action movies and sci-fi if they want to succeed with movies.

WWE shows are turning more family type shows. I want blood to come back and many says that Cena can't do it on the ring. I have seen some matches of him that goes in the books as the best. I think Cena can fight the bloody type matches. Seen his fight with late UMAGA when he defended and retained his Championship.

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5:59PM on 12/09/2009
WWE let The Rock's contract expire without telling him, so he was pretty pissed about that.
WWE let The Rock's contract expire without telling him, so he was pretty pissed about that.
2:44PM on 12/09/2009

Don't follow the WWE, but

this dude looks like a jacked Matt Damon... this begs the question: why would Oscar nominee Clarkson do this???
this dude looks like a jacked Matt Damon... this begs the question: why would Oscar nominee Clarkson do this???
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2:12PM on 12/09/2009
The Marine and 12 Rounds were horrible. Cena has a ton of charisma in the WWE, but none of that charisma comes through in his movies. He has as much screen presence as Channing Tatum.

As for WWE PG, the shows besides Raw all focus more on wrestling. And, if it means I'm not seeing stupid shit that's trying to be edgy like Katie Vick, HLA, Vince doing a colonostomy on a dummy of JR, and so on, then WWE PG is for the better.
The Marine and 12 Rounds were horrible. Cena has a ton of charisma in the WWE, but none of that charisma comes through in his movies. He has as much screen presence as Channing Tatum.

As for WWE PG, the shows besides Raw all focus more on wrestling. And, if it means I'm not seeing stupid shit that's trying to be edgy like Katie Vick, HLA, Vince doing a colonostomy on a dummy of JR, and so on, then WWE PG is for the better.
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12:24PM on 12/09/2009

Damn I hate Cena

I've been an avid wrestling fan since I watched WrestleMania 14. You can bash it and say it sucks and that it's fake, whatever. I love it. And I respect it. And these men and women are athletes to me.
But the films that WWE put out are God awful, and are now resorting them straight to DVD, which ain't a bad idea. There are fans of the wrestlers who star in them that will wanna see them.
But this idea, a family drama, is just too strange. Cena, I'll admit is pretty good at being a guy that has
I've been an avid wrestling fan since I watched WrestleMania 14. You can bash it and say it sucks and that it's fake, whatever. I love it. And I respect it. And these men and women are athletes to me.
But the films that WWE put out are God awful, and are now resorting them straight to DVD, which ain't a bad idea. There are fans of the wrestlers who star in them that will wanna see them.
But this idea, a family drama, is just too strange. Cena, I'll admit is pretty good at being a guy that has to rescue his girlfriend, in BOTH 12 ROUNDS and THE MARINE. But I still can't stand the guy. He starts off as this heel (bad guy), and then all of a sudden it's like, "Well the guy's buff and girls think he's cute. Let's turn him into the most marketable star we've ever had." And they treat it as though he's a legend and the best that's ever stepped into the ring. His matches suck. They have a tendency to overrate them. He's NOT the fighting champion you people think he is, so stop it.
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3:58AM on 12/10/2009
I agree dude. WWE needs to stop the John Cena train (unless they turn him heel or something) and start focusing on people that can really hold the business. Randy Orton is good, and so is Kofi Kingston these days. My bet would be on Sheamus, CM Punk, or John Morrison, though, and of course Jeff Hardy if he makes a comeback.
I agree dude. WWE needs to stop the John Cena train (unless they turn him heel or something) and start focusing on people that can really hold the business. Randy Orton is good, and so is Kofi Kingston these days. My bet would be on Sheamus, CM Punk, or John Morrison, though, and of course Jeff Hardy if he makes a comeback.
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12:15PM on 12/09/2009
WWE was forced to go PG because that's the new direction of the entertainment biz. Nobody wanted to sponsor a company that thrived on First Blood matches, merciless beatdowns, crotch-chops, middle-fingers, and of course barely clad women who would occasionally go completely topless...or as WWE/F would have said before..."Puppies!".

Anyway...Dwayne Johnson *cough cough*..I mean The Rock may be coming back for a short stint with the business so that should spike their ratings a lil'...and keep
WWE was forced to go PG because that's the new direction of the entertainment biz. Nobody wanted to sponsor a company that thrived on First Blood matches, merciless beatdowns, crotch-chops, middle-fingers, and of course barely clad women who would occasionally go completely topless...or as WWE/F would have said before..."Puppies!".

Anyway...Dwayne Johnson *cough cough*..I mean The Rock may be coming back for a short stint with the business so that should spike their ratings a lil'...and keep John Cena from hogging the spotlight for a while. Oh, about the movie...not interested.
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2:38PM on 12/09/2009
I had to respond to this. Do you mean entertainment "biz" as in just wrestling? Or all entertainment? Because UFC is wiping the floor with everyone...
I had to respond to this. Do you mean entertainment "biz" as in just wrestling? Or all entertainment? Because UFC is wiping the floor with everyone...
3:53AM on 12/10/2009
No I mean entertainment "biz" as in all of it.I agree, UFC does all that,but lets put it into perspective; UFC vs WWE...it's no doubt that WWE is a titan in its game. Being that titan they need loads of cash to progress. And if nobody wants to sponsor their massive PPV structures like they used to, WWE will fail. Take a look at the animated series(s), movies, books, games and almost anything immensely popular; everything caters towards the 'sweeter' more innocent market as opposed to the 90's
No I mean entertainment "biz" as in all of it.I agree, UFC does all that,but lets put it into perspective; UFC vs WWE...it's no doubt that WWE is a titan in its game. Being that titan they need loads of cash to progress. And if nobody wants to sponsor their massive PPV structures like they used to, WWE will fail. Take a look at the animated series(s), movies, books, games and almost anything immensely popular; everything caters towards the 'sweeter' more innocent market as opposed to the 90's where Batman: The Animated Series has storylines so deep you'd wonder if this was really a kids' show at all.

That's what I mean. WWE would LOVE to be 'badass' again. They just cant. They'd love for John Cena to be the next Austin in terms of controversial acts, but in this era, they just need him to be a boyscout.
11:34AM on 12/09/2009

holy criminy...

if there is one dude i hate to see in my movie more than Channing Tatum...
if there is one dude i hate to see in my movie more than Channing Tatum...
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11:29AM on 12/09/2009
I can't stand Cena and I don't understand the guy's popularity. If WWE wants to make a comeback they need a new face and something more fresh. It can work too being PG. The golden era of wrestling in the late 80's and early 90's was PG and those were quality matches.
I can't stand Cena and I don't understand the guy's popularity. If WWE wants to make a comeback they need a new face and something more fresh. It can work too being PG. The golden era of wrestling in the late 80's and early 90's was PG and those were quality matches.
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8:31AM on 12/09/2009
Yeah, its true that WWE is a PG rated product right now thanks to all the little Cena fans that watch it, kinda ruins it for the rest of the older audience because we rarely get to see an actual GOOD wrestling match anymore and all the storylines are pretty generic.

As for films, they just came out with an R rated direct to dvd sequel to The Marine starring Ted Dibiase Jr.
Yeah, its true that WWE is a PG rated product right now thanks to all the little Cena fans that watch it, kinda ruins it for the rest of the older audience because we rarely get to see an actual GOOD wrestling match anymore and all the storylines are pretty generic.

As for films, they just came out with an R rated direct to dvd sequel to The Marine starring Ted Dibiase Jr.
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