One other week, one other movie that Dwayne Johnson indicators on to star in. Dwayne Johnson is a continuous freight practice who makes one massive film after one other.
Netflix has simply secured the correct to an unique movie pitch from author Tom Wheeler (The Lego Ninjago Film) at present entitled John Henry and The Statesmen. The movie shall be directed by Jake Kasdan with Dwayne Johnson set to star. The 2 abilities beforehand labored collectively on Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Johnson will tackle the position of John Henry who is among the hottest figures from folklore and legend from all around the globe. For these of you not accustomed to John Henry, right here’s just a little background data:
John Henry is an African American people hero. He’s stated to have labored as a “steel-driving man”—a person tasked with hammering a metal drill into rock to make holes for explosives to blast the rock in developing a railroad tunnel. In response to legend, John Henry’s prowess as a steel-driver was measured in a race towards a steam-powered rock drilling machine, a race that he received solely to die in victory with hammer in hand as his coronary heart gave out from stress. The story of John Henry is instructed in a basic people music, which exists in lots of variations, and has been the topic of quite a few tales, performs, books, and novels. Varied areas, together with Massive Bend Tunnel in West Virginia, Lewis Tunnel in Virginia, and Coosa Mountain Tunnel in Alabama, have been recommended as the positioning of the competition.
That is simply an ideal position for Johnson to tackle, particularly together with his muscular Physique. Johnson had this to say in an announcement:
“Netflix is the right companion and platform for us to proceed entertaining our international viewers in a disruptive approach. These various characters converse to a legacy of storytelling that’s extra related than ever and span throughout a worldwide viewers no matter age, gender, race or geography.”
Producer Dany Garcia stated:
“We have now been dedicated to a global storytelling mannequin for greater than a decade. Our partnership with Netflix is giving us an unimaginable alternative to achieve a broad and various viewers in essentially the most accessible and intimate method. We’re completely thrilled with the chance.”
Scott Stuber, head of Netflix’s movie group, added:
“Dwayne is a world celebrity, inarguably one of the crucial standard actors on this planet. He and Jake are an incredible duo with a confirmed monitor document of entertaining audiences worldwide. We’re delighted to have the ability to companion with them and collaborate with Seven Bucks Productions and FPC. It is a story with common enchantment and we are able to’t wait to deliver these characters to households across the globe.”
Hiram Garcia then added the next assertion:
“Creating an expansive universe of characters that current a needle-moving premise whereas entertaining our home and worldwide audiences, is precedence for Seven Bucks Productions. Tom’s sensible idea aligned completely with our firm’s inventive sensibilities. We’re ecstatic to develop this shared universe populated by an enormous library of American and worldwide people heroes. The chances are limitless.”
The film can also be stated to deliver collectively an ensemble forged of actors. With Johnson on boar, I’m positive he’ll encompass himself with among the greatest expertise working in Hollywood.