It’s been a great year for Dwayne Johnson, who’s had hits with GI Joe: Retaliation, Fast & Furious 7 and Pain & Gain, and a smaller success with Snitch. It’s not just impressive he’s had so much box office success, it’s amazing he’s managed to squeeze that many movies into such a short timespan. [Read more…]
As always, the Superbowl was an opportunity movie studios to try and sell their upcoming movies, one of which is the Dwayne Johnson starrer Snitch, which hits the US on February 22nd, with an April 5th UK release set.
In the movie Dwayne Johnson plays a man whose son has been unjustly imprisoned, so he agrees to go into the slammer as part of a plan to uncover the fact that his kid was set up by drug dealers. The father is actually working with the DEA, with a deal in place that could see his son freed as long as he can come up with decent evidence.
It’s supposedly based on a true story, although we’d be willing to bet the film version of very, very loosely based on the truth. Susan Sarandon also stars as the hard-assed prosecutor who doesn’t want to let the kid off easy.
Former stuntman turned director Ric Roman Waugh (Felon, Snitch) has signed up to direct and rewrite the sci-fi thriller Tipping Point for Relativity Media, which is based on the original screenplay from Todd Stein.
Tipping Point is described as ‘a tense, riveting sci-fi thriller that paints an ominous picture of the world 100 years into the future. With the world’s population approaching 10 billion, the penalty for having children without a license is death – no questions, no excuses, and no mercy. Ruthless Population Control Officer Solomon Cage lives only for his job, until the day he discovers two fugitives he’s been pursuing are the love of his life who mysteriously disappeared years ago and the 12-year-old son he never knew he had.’
So essentially it’s like Logan Run’s but a told from the perspective of the people in charge of tracking down the runners. Waugh’s next film, Snitch, the action-thriller starring Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Melina Kanakaredes, Benjamin Bratt, and Susan Sarandon opens in a few months time. (Source: Variety)
What would you do if a family member went to prison? Most of us would just have to fret and wait for their release, but not The Rock – he’s going into prison himself to help get his son out! This isn’t a prison break, but part of a plan to uncover that his kid was set up by drug dealers. The father is actually working with the DEA, with a deal in place that could see his son freed as long as he can come up with decent evidence.
It’s supposedly based on a true story, although we’d be willing to bet the film version of very, very loosely based on the truth. Susan Sarandon also stars as the hard-assed prosecutor who doesn’t want to let his kid off easy, which results in The Rock agreeing to go behind bars and smoke out the truth.
Ric Roman Waugh (Felon) directs with a release set for early next year.
While the news was filled in 2010 with reports about the devastating impact of the oil gushing from under the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, you could have been forgiven for forgetting that the reason the oil was erupting from the ocean floor was because of an explosion that left 11 men dead and 17 more injured.
Last year Summit revealed they were working on a movie about the disaster, and now Deadline say that former stuntman Ric Roman Waugh (In The Shadows, Felon) is in talks to direct the film, which will look into the rig’s terrible end. The movie will be based on The New York Times article Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour, by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul, which charts exactly what went wrong, including the bravery of the crew in the minutes leading up to the disaster, as well as the attempts of 100 others to stay alive.
It isn’t clear when the movie might shoot, but hopefuly all involved will have their tasteful hats on when making this, as the disaster is still a fresh one.