Stone ColdÃƒÂ¢¾Ã‚Â¢ Goes Hollywood!
WHO: WWE Chairman Vince McMahon & Stone Cold Steve Austin
WHAT: Press Conference to announce Film Deal with Stone Cold Steve Austin
WHERE: LA Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland & LaBrea, Hollywood, CA 90028 – Oscar Room
WHEN: Wednesday January 18 – NOON, all fans are welcome
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and legendary superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin will be on hand this coming Wednesday January 18 to announce their agreement for a three-picture deal under the WWE FilmsÃƒÂ¢¾Ã‚Â¢ banner. WWE Films will produce and fully finance the films under the supervision of Joel Simon, President of WWE Films. Most recently, Steve wrapped a supporting role in The Longest Yard, starring Adam Sandler and directed by Peter Segal, scheduled for release by Paramount later this year.
Stone Cold Steve Austin’s first project for WWE Films will be The CondemnedÃƒÂ¢¾Ã‚Â¢, written by Rob and Andrew Hedden. The film will be executive produced by Vince McMahon and George Vrabeck. The film will be produced by Joel Simon in association with Sidestreet/New Wave Entertainment. The story deals with a cop on death-row who is given a second chance when chosen to compete on a deadly reality show. Pursued by ruthless killers, his survival and the key to his freedom depend on him surviving long enough to take down the one person responsible for putting him behind bars.
Aside from the Stone Cold Steve Austin deal, WWE Films, will produce and fully finance another two to four films a year. The first film out of the gate is The MarineÃƒÂ¢¾Ã‚Â¢, currently in post-production in Los Angeles after wrapping production on location Queensland, Australia. The film stars and marks the motion picture debut of WWE SmackDown! ÃƒÂ¢¾Ã‚Â¢ Superstar John Cena (currently seen every Thursday night on WWE’s Smackdown! on UPN from 8:00pm-10:00pm EST.), and co-stars with Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, Ladder 49) and Kelly Carlson (Nip/Tuck).
WWE Films is also in post-production on the tentatively titled GoodnightÃƒÂ¢¾Ã‚Â¢, starring WWE RAWÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â® Superstar KaneÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â®, also making his motion picture debut. The film is described as an intense horror movie with a unique and unusual setting. WWE RAW Superstar Kane can currently be seen every Monday night on WWE Monday Night RAW live on Spike from 9:00pm-11:00pm EST.
In celebration of Stone Cold’s movie deal with WWE Films, check out this classic Steve Austin match (his WWE debut) where he takes on a very young Matt Hardy. At this time (January 1996) Stone Cold was simply known as The Ring Master, and was managed by Ted DiBiase