Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Dwayne Johnson set for Alpha Squad Seven

Increasingly looking to develop his own starring vehicles, news arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 6) as landed a deal to star in Alpha Squad Seven, which his production company helped develop.

Writers Jeremiah Friedman (Pawn) and Nick Palmer dreamt up the pitch for what is described as a science fiction comedy, one that is designed to pair Johnson with someone else, and, if successful, launch a franchise.

Friedman and Palmer sold their one line idea to producer Beau Flynn (Requiem For A Dream) and development executive Wendy Jacobson (Two Night Stand), referencing movies such as Independence Day (1996) and Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) as inspiration, with Flynn then throwing it to Johnson's 7 Bucks company, which stumped up the money to develop the script. DreamWorks Studios have now won the bidding war for the idea, which all involved are keeping quiet for the moment.

As for Johnson, he is back on our screens battling Mother Nature's capricious ways with disaster movie San Andreas this week, and he is in the early stages of shooting action comedy Central Intelligence and providing voice work for Walt Disney Animation Studios Hawaiian flavoured animated adventure Moana, which is out on 10 February 2017.

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