EXCLUSIVE: Dwayne Johnson has become attached to star in Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide, a live action adventure film based on the comic book miniseries by John Paul Russ that was published by Zenescope Entertainment. The film will be produced by Simon Kinberg through his Genre Films shingle. The book series is a comprehensive guide to hunt monsters, the undead and unnatural beasts, and survive the confrontations.
Johnson has had quite a rebound year. He joined the cast of Fast Five and helped the film to more than $626 million in worldwide box office, and he revived his Rock persona in the wrestling ring, hosting WrestleMania XXVII. Now, he’s back in the ring and is the main event for Sunday’s Survivor Series at Madison Square Garden, which sold out in 90 minutes. He’ll be the headliner of WrestleMania XXVIII, which has already broken ticket sales records.
Johnson is in production on G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, playing the character Roadblock, and then follows with the Ric Roman Waugh-directed Snitch, playing a man who turns DEA informant to reduce his son’s prison sentence. Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rafi Gavron and Barry Pepper. Kinberg produced X-Men: First Class, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and the Neil Blomkamp-directed Elysium, which is shooting. He’s prepping the Mark Romanek-directed Cinderella. Johnson’s repped by WME and manager Dany Garcia.