Earlier, we learned that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson -- spotting a sliver of free time on his professional work schedule – signed on to lead San Andreas, an earthquake-set thriller that will cast the hulking action star as a helicopter pilot plunging into the devastation to save his daughter. Brad Peyton will direct the film, which just received a June 5, 2014 release date … a prime slice of summer-movie real estate.
The Rock in an earthquake movie? Of course. No one would bat an eye at the concept. In fact Hollywood seems hellbent on getting the charismatic (and bankable) Rock into as many different genres as possible. Studio execs want The Rock in everything.
So we figured we’d help. We cooked up five high-concept blockbusters taking advantage of the Rock’s charm, his versatility … and the fact hat we simply want to see the former wrestler in space. Greenlight any of these five fake (but hopefully possible) movies, Hollywood. Program them on your schedule from now until 2020. We’ll show up and buy the tickets. I promise.
1. The Rock In Space
Premise: NASA astronauts repairing a busted satellite end up being our planet’s first line of defense when sinister aliens invade our stratosphere. Luckily for the astronauts – and for our planet, in general – a low-level engineer assigned to the mission at the last minute (played by The Rock) has military training … and no patience for alien invaders.
Potential Director: James Cameron. And as a win-win, it would pull him out of Avatar land, because really, who wants to see two more Avatar films?