This year alone Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” appeared in five movies and his career is just taking off. Johnson has become the biggest WWE box office actor to date, it is virtually impossible to not like any Dwayne Johnson film. In fact, he is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood while other wrestlers have tried and failed. The success of Johnson’s wrestling career allowed him to crossover to the Hollywood scene and onto the big screen. Let’s have a look at Johnson’s list of films to keep an eye on.

 

7 Great Movies Dwayne Johnson Will Star in Next

 Hercules: The Thracian Wars (2014)

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“Hercules – The Thracian Wars” Set Picture

Genre: Action/Adventure

Release date July 25, 2014

Johnson is set to play the iconic character in screenwriter Ryan Condal’s adaptation of Steve Moore’s graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian War.” Having enduring his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

Director:

Brett Ratner

Writers:

Ryan Condal (screenplay), Steve Moore (comic book)

Stars:

Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane

 

 Fast & Furious 7 (2014)

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Fast & Furious 6 garnered a 69% approval rating from 174 critics

Genre: Action/Crime/Thriller

Release date July 11, 2014

After Dominic Toretto and his crew helped take down Owen Shaw, his brother Ian Shaw now wants revenge.

Director:

James Wan

Writers:

Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson (characters)

Stars:

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson

Storyline:

After Dominic Toretto and his crew helped take down Owen Shaw, his brother Ian Shaw now wants revenge.

 

 Ciudad

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The film is based on the graphic novel co-written by Joe and Anthony Russo and Ande Parks

It has been over a year since we received any updates since the announcement that Dwayne Johnson will be taking on Ciudad. The film is based on the graphic novel co-written by Joe and Anthony Russo and Ande Parks that centers on a black market mercenary who is hired by a Brazilian drug lord to rescue his kidnapped daughter. “You, Me & Dupree” and “Community” filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo are set to direct the film. The Russo Brothers are better known for their television work in “Arrested Development”, which is set for a big screen release. Their competency to direct action films will be tested and by the looks of things we might be in for an interesting ride. No recent announcements have been made, and for now we have to assume that the film is still on the cards to be made.

 

 Lore

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The film is based on a graphic novel written by Wood and T.P. Louise

Gentre: Action /sci-fi 

Release date July 25, 2014

It was recently announced that Lore has secured a director for the anticipated action / sci-fi film. David Green has been selected to helm the adaptation of an IDW book/graphic novel written by Wood and T.P. Louise, he will be replacing Barry Sonnenfeld. His résumé boasts with six episodes of the FEARnet comedy horror series Zombie Roadkill, starring Thomas Haden Church and produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead). Lore tells the story of a young man defending the world from legendary beasts from folklore.

Hollywood reporter:

Short synopsis:

A secret society of shepherds (they herd monsters) that has long held the line on the encroachment of mythological creatures, and when the succession line is broken in modern days, a woman finds herself shouldering the responsibility to stop the creatures’ return.

The film is slated for a January 10, 2014 release date.

Director:

Dave Green

Writers:

Cory Goodman (screenplay), Jeremy Lott (screenplay)

Stars:

Dwayne Johnson

 

 Arabian Nights

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Will we see Dwayne Johnson with long locks of hair again?

Genre: Action /Adventure/Drama

Dwayne Johnson (Sinbad) and Liam Hemsworth (Ali Baba) will star in Arabian Nights. It is difficult to not side with Collider, saying that the premise of the film is a bit silly. The reason why this film made the list as one of Johnson’s films to keep an eye on, is because he will be reunited with “The Scorpion King” director Chuck Russell, who will be at the helm.

More reason to be exited, Anthony Hopkins has reportedly signed up, however his character is described as “an evil sorcerer who killed Sinbad’s love, a mermaid, and is looking to amass more magic for himself.” We agree with Collider who said they are a bit skeptical at this point, however this might be a fun night out at the movies.

No recent updates are available, GeekShizzle will keep you posted.

 

 Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon

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“Journey 2” grossed over $335,2 million worldwide

Action /Adventure/Fantasy

It has been over a year since New Line Cinema confirmed that it is moving forward with the sequel which will bring back director Brad Peyton and screenwriters Mark & Brian Gunn. No deals have been closed with any returning cast members. Entertainment Weekly reported that both Hutcherson and Johnson would “absolutely” reprise their roles as Sean and Hank respectively. At the time the script are three weeks in development and the sequel was targeted for a 2014 release in the U.S.

“Journey 3” will be based on Jules Verne’s book “From the Earth to the Moon”, which Michael Caine’s character passes on to Sean and Hank at the end of “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”.

Producer Flynn says:

“We’ve got a big, expansive adventure for them to go on based on that book, but it’s not exactly what it seems.”

No recent updates are available, GeekShizzle will keep you posted.

Director:

Brad Peyton

Writers:

Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn

Stars:

Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson

 

 Empire State (2013)

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“Empire State” is based on a true story

Genre: Action /Drama 

Empire State is available on DVD and Blu-ray from September 3, 2013

Even though “Empire State” will be a straight to DVD release, the film still deserves our attention. Based on a true story, the trailer features some intense action scenes, and plays with moral ambiguity related to a huge money heist. The stolen money (presumably) is handed over to the widow of a colleague who died in the line of duty, hinting at a Robin Hood spin-off.

The action drama tells the story of two childhood friends who plan to rob an armored car depository. Chris (Liam Hemsworth) and Eddie (Michael Angarano) are security guards with the Empire State Armored Truck Company. They draw up an elaborate scheme to rob the company they work for, resulting in the largest cash heist in U.S. History. James Ransone (Dwayne Johnson), the veteran NYPD Detective is hot on their trail and to make matter worse, local crime bosses want to know who stepped on their turf with no agreement to take their cut.

Director:

Dito Montiel

Writer:

Adam Mazer

Stars:

Emma Roberts, Dwayne Johnson, Liam Hemsworth

Watch the trailer:

 

 

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