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Sorry Comic Fans, Dwayne Johnson Says 'Lobo' Movie "Went Away"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2013 12:14 PM
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There's no stopping Dwayne Johnson these days. The action star is gearing up for a massive 2013 with "Snitch" hitting theaters next week, and a trifecta of blockbusters in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "Pain & Gain" and "Fast & Furious 6" arriving spring/summer. And oh yeah, he's also going to be shooting "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" with Brett Ratner. But it's not all roses for Johnson, as one project seems to have slipped away.

Watch: Got Milk! Super Bowl Ad Directed By Peter Berg Starring Dwayne Johnson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2013 1:25 PM
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This weekend comes the greatest sporting eating advertising event of the year: the Super Bowl. Frankly, we couldn't tell you what teams are playing or even who the players are, but what we do know is that it's a major marketing weekend for the studios looking to pimp their expensive baubles for a huge domestic audience. Of course, not only will the stars be out to promote their movies in new trailers and extended TV spots, they've been scooped up by various brands who roll out expensive ads in the hopes that you'll talk about them and/or watch them again on Monday. But some are getting the ball rolling early.

Check Out The DeviantArt Drawing That Dwayne Johnson Is Turning Into A Movie

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 23, 2013 10:38 AM
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If there’s anything we can learn from observing Hollywood these past few years, it’s that they will look anywhere for ideas. In the past, it was comic books, video games, action figures, board games, or theme park attractions that inspired the Hollywood blockbusters. Now it appears as if they’re scouring the internet for the next great billion dollar idea and if The Rock is involved, what could possibly go wrong? Right?

Brett Ratner's 'Hercules' With Dwayne Johnson Gets A Summer 2014 Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2013 10:17 PM
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Yep, it's officially official. Late last year, MGM and Paramount decided to team up to back the Brett Ratner directed "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson. We hoped that it might be a cruel joke on us all, but alas, it's moving forward.

I Believe In Fitness: Michael Bay Is Back With First Trailer For 'Pain And Gain' With Mark Wahlberg & Dwayne Johnson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 19, 2012 2:35 PM
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After three straight "Transformers" movies, we kind of forgot that Michael Bay movies used to be fun. Testosterone fueled fun, sure, but fun nonetheless. But he's taken a break from making robots go boom to make his "indie" movie, and goddamn, if this trailer for "Pain And Gain" isn't a steroid boost right to the nostalgia center of our brains.

Watch: The Rock Meets Omar From 'The Wire,' Fights The War On Drugs In Trailer For 'Snitch'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2012 1:40 PM
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In case Eugene Jarecki's recent documentary "The House I Live In" didn't get the message across: the war on drugs isn't working and is penalizing people with dranconian laws that do nothing to stop the trafficking and use of narcotics. But the war on drugs hasn't met the likes of Dwayne Johnson.

Paramount & MGM Backing Brett Ratner's 'Hercules' Starring Dwayne Johnson, Shooting Starts Early Next Year

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 8, 2012 12:27 PM
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Ah, Brett Ratner. The much-beloved filmmaker behind such fondly remembered classics as "Rush Hour," "Rush Hour 2" and "Rush Hour 3" is so popular among the film blogging community that every one of his new projects is greeted with a collective 'huzzah!' on the Internet. His fine eye for material, and Scorsese/De Niro-like relationship with Chris Tucker has seen him pick up glowing reviews for films like the Frank Capra-esque "Family Man," the Bryan Singer-esque "X-Men: The Last Stand," and the Brett Ratner-esque "Tower Heist."

First Official Images Arrive Of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker & Dwayne Johnson In 'Fast & Furious 6'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 11, 2012 10:20 AM
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It's virtually unheard of for a series to peak with its fifth installment, but by quite some distance, 2011's "Fast Five" turned out to be the most entertaining of the illegal-road-race franchise (which now has very little to do with road racing). Director Justin Lin, in his third film of the series, cracked the secret that time around, partly by adding the charisma of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to the cast as a supercop tracking down fugitive speed freaks Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, and the film became a monster worldwide hit, by far the biggest of the five.

The Rock Might Be A 'Badass For Hire'; Josh Holloway Numbers 'Ten' & Jason Momoa Hunts 'Wolves'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2012 3:26 PM
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With "The Expendables" and "Red" bringing the old people B-movie thing back into vogue, and while those films wink at '80s action movie conventions, "Dan Mintner: Badass For Hire" drives a truck through them. And who better to get on board than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? 

Dwayne Johnson Reveals He's Eyeing DC Comic Adaptation 'Lobo'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2012 2:26 PM
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Comic-Con may be over, but that doesn't mean the news of comic adaptations comes to an end. While thousands are stripping out of the cosplay outfits and recovering from nacho hangovers, Hollywood continues to move forward and another interesting bit of news has arrived concerning a property that isn't quite as well known as Superman, Spider-Man or Batman.

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