WWE Will Film Movies Back-To-Back To Save Money

By Doug Norrie 2010-03-28 10:35:01discussion comments
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In the quest to get more crappy movies out the public even faster, The Hollywood Reporter has it that WWE Studios will start filming movies back to back in order to cut down on production costs. This is great news for wrestling minions who can’t wait to see John Cena and Stone Cold Steve Austin flex their muscles on the big screen in critically acclaimed classics like The Marine and The Condemned. It’s terrible news for people who like their films, umm, what’s the word I’m looking for? Oh yeah: Good.

There is a part of me here that respects WWE’s strategy. In the same vein as their television wrestling, the movie studio will just inundate the viewer with quantity over quality. Heck, if you throw enough crap at the wall, some of it is bound to stick. WWE has a history of working its stars to the bone (or even to death). Why not take the same tact with movie production? Get everyone together, turn on the cameras and film movie, after movie, after movie.

The first two movies they used with this new strategy on are Legendary starring Cena and Knucklehead with Paul “Big Show” Wight as a giant orphan. WWE’s plan to go for maximum exposure with its product at the lowest possible cost is a fantastic business model when already pandering to the lowest common denominator. Get ready for even more big muscles and bad acting.
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