WWE Films’ first feature, The Marine, begins filming in September 2004. To be shot in Queensland, Australia, it stars WWE Smackdown Superstar John Cena. It will be released in 2005 by 20th Century Fox. The second film from WWE Films is Eye Scream Man, starring WWE Raw Superstar Kane. It begins shooting in November 2004. This production, which is also shooting in Queensland, will be released in 2005 by Lions Gate Films.
So if he and Lita get a divorce, does she get half of the profits from the movie? And can someone please come up with a better joke than the one prior?
By the way, Storm's gimmick includes 1.) telling the audience to shut up, and 2.) occasionally making everyone stand for the Canadian national anthem. You know they don't know what to do with a wrestler when he's making fans stand for a national anthem. It's like waving a white flag and saying, "This guy has no personality -- we give up."
Originally posted by SOKAre these going to be direct to video releases? Theatre bound? Or will they be part of the WWE's "buy the PPV online, and get something extra" thing?
They have to go directly to video/dvd do not pass go do not collect an Academy Award
Will they bill it as starring WWEs Kane or Glen Jacobs?
If its Glen Jacobs watch all the profits fly out the window as people go "WHO?".
The dilemma for the WWE is to reach mainstream... which I am sure they truly arent... they have to come up with a story and actors people can believe in.The Marine has some minor potential but Kane in EyeScream Man?? I dont think so.
But like all the marks I will probably spend a dollar or 3 to have a look.
(edited by PerthHeat on 28.8.04 1540) if you cant stand the heat...buy icecream
What type of tax break is Vince getting out of Australia if he's having both movies filmed there? And, if its a good enough deal, could a Big 4 PPV be originating from Down Under in the next few years?
The Public Demands: Replace the Star Spangled Banner with Brass Bonanza.
I'm sorry, I hate to sound so cynical...but as if professional wrestling and in particular WWE wasn't ENOUGH of a punchline for the mainstream media, now we have this. The only thing that could save "Eye Scream Man" is if it's so horrifically bad that it gains a really popular cult following (re: the Jack Frost movies).
Honestly "Eye Scream Man" isn't any worse than "House of 1000 Corpses" and having the villain from that movie being named "Dr. Satan."
...not that House of 1000 Corpses set the world on fire, but like someone above talked about, it does have a cult following. The same could happen here if there's enough blood and weird stuff going on in it.
I thought WWE would've tried to put their best foot forward with a live show in order to perhaps get Smackdown on Tuesdays live in the future, and to do that, they need higher ratings than what they get on Fridays.