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The W - Pro Wrestling - "Ready to Rumble, Part Deux"?
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http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/606/606615p1.html?fromint=1

Jack Black will team with buddy Mike White and Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess on an "Untitled Wrestling Project," Nickelodeon Movies announced today.

Black will star in the film which will be co-written by White (School of Rock, Orange County) and directed by Hess.

The hilariously absurd setup goes like this: Black will play a Mexican priest who moonlights as a masked Lucha Libre wrestler in order to save an orphanage destined for closure. All the while, the priest must keep his identity hidden from the wrestling community and the church.







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This is based on a true story, I believe. But I think the priest wasn't Mexican in the article I remember.

And then there's "Un Titan en el Ring" (2002) with this plot, taken from filmforce.com: "Set in an unassuming community in the Andean Mountains, this inspiring drama concerns the almost magical world of masked wrestling. When a young priest arrives in the small village, the children flock to him. Meanwhile, every Saturday, wrestling matches are held to the delight of the residents. But when a businessman arrives and brings corruption into the ring, it's up to a mysterious masked fighter to challenge the businessman's most powerful wrestler."

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Hmmmmm, that's a tough call.

Cute and funny movie...or box office poison.



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Well, Jack Black is much, much funnier than David Arquette, so I can't imagine this movie will stink nearly as much as the atrocious Ready to Rumble.

Also, it won't lead to a WWE Championship reign for Black, either, so that's an added bonus.



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It might. It's the WWE.
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    Originally posted by Kevintripod
    Hmmmmm, that's a tough call.

    Cute and funny movie...or box office poison.


I don't know about that. The fact that it's a wrestling movie already puts the odds against it. I have a feeling (based on every single other Hollywood movie about wrestling) that most people here will be insulted at the cheesy way it portrays the business and the workers, and most regular people won't bother with it because it's pro-wrestling.

I'm guessing it'll end up being Jack Black fans mainly seeing this one. Maybe if it turns out to get good reviews and people start seeing it on it's third of fourth week it might have a slightly extended run in theatres and do okay, but again with it being a wrestling movie I just can't see too many reviewers giving it a shot.


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    Originally posted by Tribal Prophet
    I don't know about that. The fact that it's a wrestling movie already puts the odds against it. I have a feeling (based on every single other Hollywood movie about wrestling) that most people here will be insulted at the cheesy way it portrays the business and the workers, and most regular people won't bother with it because it's pro-wrestling.

Add the director of Napoleon Dynamite and Nickelodeon Movies into the mix and it's hard to imagine this movie will be anything but over-the-top stereotyping of wrestling.

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
I am sure it will contain as many stereotypes as the business of wrestling itself.

I see nothing wrong with the cliches being used in a movie as long as it is a funny one. Ready to Rumble itself had it moments if you ask me.

Jack Black can surely pull this off. Let's face it, he already looks like an out of shape luchadore.
It should be fun.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.25

This really needs to be tied into Kids WB's "!Mucha Lucha!"





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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.65
    Originally posted by dMp
    I am sure it will contain as many stereotypes as the business of wrestling itself.


Yeah... I mean, let's be honest here; wrestling is already a parody of itself.
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