Rourke Working With Couture/Stallone, Cena/12 Rounds, More
By Ryan Clark | January 07, 2009
The official movie poster has been released for John Cena's upcoming feature film, "12 Rounds". In case you're not familiar with the project, here's a breif synopsis from Variety.com: The story centers on a New Orleans police detective (Cena) whose girlfriend is kidnapped. Harlin will direct the $20 million pic from a script by Daniel Kunka. Production starts Feb. 25 in New Orleans. It's WWE's first project to film in the U.S., with previous pics shot in Australia. The movie is set to hit theaters on March 27th, 2009.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was set to begin work on the feature film adaptation of DC Comics' Shazam! this August, but screenwriter John August posted a blog stating that the screenplay that was originally going to be used has been dismissed. According to August, Warner Bros. wanted a "darker" project after seeing the success of the recent Dark Knight Batman film. The Rock was going to play Black Adam, the film's villain.