Dwayne Johnson Finds Supernatural Action in 'Seal Team 666' at MGM
After reinvigorating the franchises of G.I. Joe, Fast & Furious, and even Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Dwayne Johnson just keeps on chugging along like the muscular engine that could. Next summer, we'll see him in the sword and sandal epic Hercules directed by Brett Ratner (and hopefully better than The Scorpion King), not to mention Fast & Furious 7, and now he's lined up an interesting new supernatural action flick called Seal Team 666. As you might have guest, the project follows Navy SEALs who, instead of going to war overseas, battle demons and assorted supernatural forces hellbent on destroying the world.
Here's the official synopsis of Weston Ochse's 2012 novel on which the film is based:
Halfway through SEAL training, Cadet Jack Walker's still green but showing incredible promise when he's whisked away to join four SEALs—and their dog—for a special ops mission. Walker soon finds himself in a whirlwind of otherworldly creatures and events as he finds out the true nature of this “special ops” team: SEAL Team 666. Battling demons, possessed humans, mass-murdering cults, and evil in its most dark and primeval form, SEAL Team 666 has their work cut out for them. And it’s not long before they realize that the threat isn’t just directed against the U.S.—an ancient and deadly cult has bigger plans, and Walker is at the center of a supernatural conflict with the entire world at stake.
THR reports Johnson will reunite with Hercules screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos for the project, but there's no director attached just yet. In addition, the film is also in the hands of Hiram Garcia as a producer. That's someone Johnson trusts implicitly since he used to be Johnson's assistant. This project sounds like G.I. Joe meets Constantine, and that has the making of something really cool. Of course, it's still early in development, and we might not hear about this one for awhile. In the meantime, we're just hoping that Hercules keeps Johnson's hot streak alive and Ratner doesn't screw it up.