[WWE] Upcoming Rock Films


The Rock’s upcoming film Doom is set to be released on October 25, 2005. A trailer of the film, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and in which The Rock stars as Sarge, can be found here.

According to IMDB, he will also be starring in the following in 2005-06:

Gridiron Gang (currently filming) – “Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.” The Rock plays Sean Porter and the film is being directed by Phil Joanou (U2: Rattle & Hum, Heaven’s Prisoners, “3rd Rock From the Sun”).

Ride Along (in pre-production) – “In order to win the favor of his dream girl’s family, a young man (Ryan Reynolds), who is a cognitive therapist specializing in non-violent communication, accompanies her tough-as-nails brother (The Rock) on his police beat.” Directed by Roger Kumble (Cruel Intentions, Cruel Intentions 2, The Sweetest Thing).

Spy Hunter (in pre-production) – “An ex-fighter pilot rids the world of spies, assassins, and other vermin with his souped-up Interceptor car.” The Rock plays Alec Sects.

Southland Tales (in pre-production) – “A musical/comedy set in 2008 where a three-day heatwave in Los Angeles culminates in a huge Fourth of July party.” The Rock plays Boxer Santaros, alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Kevin Smith, Amy Poehler and Tim Blake Nelson. Written and directed by Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko).

Johnny Bravo (film has been announced, but no details other than The Rock will be starring as Bravo and “Oliver Beene” writers Eric Abrams and Matthew Berry have screenplay writing credits).

Instant Karma (in production) – “A visual effects-laden comedy about a safecracker who dies and is reincarnated as a series of animals.” The Rock stars in this combined live action/CGI comedy, with Pierce Brosnan, Mira Sorvino, David Alan Grier and Eartha Kitt as live action characters and Dom DeLouise, Gene Wilder and the comedy troupe Broken Lizard as voices for the CGI roles. Written and directed by Paul Hernandez and produced by visual f/x studio Digital Domain along with Shrek and Pirates of the Caribbean writers Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott (according to Variety).

We’ll continue to have news on what The Rock is up to here on InsidePulse.

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.