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Dwayne Johnson Finds Supernatural Action in 'Seal Team 666' at MGM

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November 6, 2013
Source: THR

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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.

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  • superultraboy
    Doom 2?
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Rockboy instead of Hellboy? League of Extra-ordinary Wrestlers?
    • mooreworthy
      Paranormal Rocktivity....you started it.
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
        he he!
    • avconsumer2
      The Exor-cise-ist.
    • Guest
      Rockstatine- Muscles Vs. Monsters!, He's on a Rock-Way to Hell!
  • Elbak
    In the first paragraph, it should be "guessed" rather than "guest".
  • lewinston
    Will the villain be Osama Bin BoooOOoooo-din! Or Sa-damned! Hoot-sein.
  • Bl00dwerK
    If not taken seriously it could be fun...
  • CosminD
    From the synopsis, it reminds me of Clive Barker's Jericho game :)
  • Ehsan Davodi
    EXCELLENT CONTEMPORARY ACTION FIGURE He deserve more. He can play complicated action types either. GIVE HIM "THE UNFORGETTABLE ROLE" of his career , HOLLEYWOOD. WHEN will come THE ICONIC ROLE for him? JUST NOT YET
  • Nielsen700
    Is this a joke?
  • Gex
    This sounds hilarious. If better be good in an over-the-top semi-goofy way, otherwise it's going to fail. Sounds like what would happen if Call of Duty Ghosts had actual ghosts and demons in it. I'm interested, as ridiculous as this is.
  • randell
    sounds good but can they be more realistic with the seal team thing. there is no way someone as large as the rock would survive seal training. he has to much mass and therefor would expend to much energy and never make it through seal training rarely do you see people that large make it through any special ops training.

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