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Andrew Currie Directing Eric McCormack in WWE Thriller 'Barricade

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March 10, 2011
Source: THR

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Okay, okay, yes I know, this is a WWE Studios production and uh, no one likes those movies (do they?). But there's a reason why I'm writing about this - directing Barricade, the new supernatural thriller (yea) from WWE is Andrew Currie, the Canadian filmmaker behind that great zombie indie Fido that we featured on the site years ago. He's been off-and-on projects for a while since Fido was released in '07, so it's good to see him finally directing something. Barricade will shoot in and around Vancouver starting this month with TV actor Eric McCormack ("Lonesome Dove", "Will & Grace", "Trust Me" - seen above) starring. More below.

Written by Michaelbrent Collings, the supernatural thriller is about a psychiatrist seeking to find normalcy after the sudden passing of his wife, who takes his two kids to a remote cabin for healing and bonding. Their joy soon turns to despair when the family is terrorized by unknown forces and the father will stop at nothing to save them from peril. So this actually sounds a lot more like Evil Dead than it does some WWE flick like The Marine or 12 Rounds. Even THR sounds a bit surprised: "The deal marks the first time the company is making a picture that doesn't star one of its macho WWE stars." Conner Dwelly (Passengers, "Smallville") and Ryan Grantham (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Doctor Parnassus) are in negotiations to play the two kids in the film. So congrats to Andrew Currie, we hope you surprise everyone and direct an awesome movie! Cool?

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  • Lamar
    I actually like "those" movies. 12 Rounds, Walking Tall, and don't forget, The Rundown were all good movies. The Rundown was very good actually.
    • R-Truth
      I too liked The Rundown and Walking Tall, but those were not WWE Productions. The company wasn't even completely formed at that time. They were just films that starred The Rock, and Vince McMahon only got a producer credit because The Rock's name was used in the billing.
  • Mayhem
    Don't forget See No Evil, which was pleasantly surprising. It had a good story line and a decent cast, and it was completely believable.
  • They do have some decent films, however ever since the Rock became too famous for a WWE production, they kind of suffered a bit in quality.
  • Peace Love & GaGa
    I enjoy some of them like See No Evil and Knucklehead, I'm also looking foward to The Chaperone as well as this movie

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