The Rock has a surprise for you!
Por: Julio Vélez15-04-2013
“I’ve got a surprise for you!” laughs Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. We’re meeting up in Miami to talk about his new movie Pain & Gain, directed by Michael Bay and also starring Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Bar Paly and Rebel Wilson. It’s a darkly comedic true crime drama so whacky that its hard […]
“I’ve got a surprise for you!” laughs Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
We’re meeting up in Miami to talk about his new movie Pain & Gain, directed
by Michael Bay and also starring Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Bar
Paly and Rebel Wilson. It’s a darkly comedic true crime drama so whacky that its hard
to believe this gang of local bodybuilders, even fueled by steroids and
cocaine, could have done things as unfathomably moronic and maniacally violent – but they really did. And you’ve never seen a Michael Bay film like this one.
But the movie he really wants to talk about is the one he’s
about to shoot, and his “surprise” turns out to be a preview glimpse of what he
looks like in the title role as Hercules, in a photo on his iPad. The movie is
called Hercules: The Thracian Wars – not a title that rolls off the tongue
easily, but maybe by the time the film comes out in 2014 they’ll have thought
of something snappier.
“Hercules is something that I have been chasing, developing
for over a decade,” says Johnson. “When I first got to Hollywood one of my first
thoughts was, well where is Hercules, who’s doing it? I feel like I was born to
play this role, I completely respect the mythology of Hercules and I’m very excited
this is happening. We all collectively felt that if we’re going to do it then
let’s make the definitive version of Hercules that’s going to stand the test of
time, that all movies like this are going to be hopefully measured against.
It’s based off of a graphic novel and we’re going to do some really interesting
But this being Hollywood, where there seem to be fewer and
fewer new ideas, there happens to be another movie being made about that most
legendary mythological superhero – this one titled simply Hercules 3D, directed
by Renny Harlin, who has just announced the casting of Kellan Lutz (from The
Twilight Saga) in the starring role. Is The Rock concerned about another
Hercules movie in the works?
“As far as the other Hercules that’s getting ready to be
shot, I wish those guys the best of luck with their movie,” he insists. “We’ll
make ours, the audience will decide, there’s a lot of room out there. It’s not
like there’s no rules. Our version I know will be darker, I know will be
different and I know will be definitive.” He pauses to open his iPad. “And this is
what our Hercules will look like!”
What do you think, who will be a better Hercules – Dwayne Johnson or Kellan Lutz?
Periodista independiente por más de 16 años (en Cine PREMIERE desde 2006). Se especializa en anime, comics, doblaje, tecnología y videojuegos. Sus sagas favoritas: Doctor Who, Star Trek y Star Wars. Batimaníaco, geek ochentero y hardcore gamer.