He had a brief, assumedly explosive return to the world of professional wrestling, but that doesn’t mean Dwayne Johnson‘s leaving movie theater screens any time soon. As a matter of fact, THR tells us he’s now set to star in Warners’ Lore, a comic book adaptation succinctly summarized as “Men in Black with mythological creatures.”
First reported on in July of 2010, Cory Goodman and Jeremy Lott have adapted T.P. Louise and Ashely Wood‘s comic series, which revolves around “a young man who reluctantly becomes a member of an elite secret order charged with protecting humanity from the beasts of folklore who invade our world.” Johnson isn’t exactly a “young man,” but fantasy-based franchises certainly aren’t something he’s any stranger to (see: Journey 2, G.I. Joe, Fast Five).
And, while Men in Black III alone has me dreading anything that resembles the Will Smith franchise, we’ve got a star with enough charisma and pure likability to make things just a tad promising on his own. Good reviews for the original comic, though? Now I can start to see the potential.
Have you read the original series? Is Johnson the right man to lead?
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