Dwayne Johnson to Topline MGM's Film Adaptation of SEAL TEAM 666
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne Johnson is attached to star in and executive produce MGM's upcoming film adaptation of Weston Ochse's novel SEAL TEAM 666. The project features a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos, who also wrote the screenplay for Brett Ratner's HERCULES, which Johnson also stars in.
SEAL TEAM 666 "follows an elite group of Navy Seals who battle demons and assorted threats and discover that there's a greater supernatural force bent on destroying the world."
Johnson recently starred summer's action-packed Paramount Pictures feature "G.I. Joe: Retaliation." The actor's flourishing film career got its start over a decade ago when he transitioned from a successful World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) career to appear in the 2001 blockbuster release "The Mummy Returns," which led to his first starring role in "The Scorpion King" the following year. The films' success led to leading roles in "The Rundown," "Walking Tall," "Gridiron Gang," "The Tooth Fairy," "Faster," "Fast Five" and "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." In addition, he gave a standout performance in the ensemble hit "Be Cool," and lent his voice to the animated film "Planet 51." Recently, he wrapped production on "Snitch," which is set to release next year. Films on his production slate for 2012 include Michael Bay's "Pain and Gain," "The Fast and the Furious 6" and Brett Ratner's "Hercules."
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