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Since: 7.4.02
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#1 Posted on
NEW YORK (Variety) - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is ready to swing the two-by-four in the MGM remake of "Walking Tall," a film that will likely go into production in early summer.

The 1973 film's premise of a Southern sheriff's mission to remove corruption from his county has been contemporized. In the new version, The Rock's character returns home from serving his country and finds his small town infected by drugs, violence and general menace. Like the original character of Buford Pusser, who was played by Joe Don Baker (news), the protagonist still settles disputes with the very persuasive assist of a well-swung two-by-four.

The Rock has sparked to David Klass's script and his participation is subject to the studio signing him quickly. A deal is expected to be made quickly and a director hired right away.

MGM's courtship of the Rock will have to be quick if the studio wants to tie up his next slot. The Rock followed "The Scorpion King" with the Peter Berg (news)-directed "Helldorado" for Universal, and studios all over town are developing vehicles for him, including Universal's "Spy Hunter," "Johnny Bravo" at Warner Bros., "Walk Like a Dragon" at Paramount, and "Skip Tracer" and "King Kamehameha" at Sony.


You can Click Here to see the article on Yahoo. My only comment at this time is that if The Rock does sign on for this project and the film is in production by early summer (as the article suggests) then Rock's return to the WWE this year will be very brief indeed.



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that script dont sound too goood



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    Like the original character of Buford Pusser, who was played by Joe Don Baker (news), the protagonist still settles disputes with the very persuasive assist of a well-swung two-by-four.


I guess Hacksaw Jim Duggan was busy...



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#4 Posted on

    Originally posted by JWstorm
    that script dont sound too goood


Apparently you have not seen the classic trilogy of "Walking Tall", "Walking Tall 2", or "Walking Tall 3 The Final Chapter".

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This may be the best news that I read today!





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#5 Posted on

    Originally posted by Downtown Bookie
    "Johnny Bravo" at Warner Bros.,


JOHNNY BRAVO?!?!? That's *perfect* for the Rock!!! I could just picture him in that role. His wrestling character is basically the same thing.

Of course, I have no idea why anyone would make a live-action film of that particular cartoon, but if they did, he'd be the man.

(Jeez, what's next - Dexter's Lab The Movie?)



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I must agree - The Rock HAS to do Johnny Bravo. I'd be funny as hell.




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#7 Posted on
That sounds good, but as I said months ago, it may not be made due to the disappointing box office gross of "PowerPuff Girls."





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Except that Johnny Bravo is a big WHITE GUY with BLONDE HAIR. The Rock is NOT...and I can't think of any regular characters that are.

Not trying to set anybody off here...but it just wouldn't work.



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#9 Posted on
Thrill - we watch wrestling, we're used to stretching reality.

Besides, you gotta admit, Rock has all the mannerisms.



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#10 Posted on

    Originally posted by The Thrill
    Except that Johnny Bravo is a big WHITE GUY with BLONDE HAIR. The Rock is NOT...and I can't think of any regular characters that are.

    Not trying to set anybody off here...but it just wouldn't work.



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Spiderman could not produce webbing through his body.
And the list could go on and on.

We are dealing with Hollywood, where using your artistic license completely erases how something is and will be.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
I have no joke here, I just like saying "You know, Rock, keep up this acting career and you could be the next JOE DON BAKER."

(insert chorus of "Mitchell!" here)

God help me, I would pay to see the Rock as a live-action Johnny Bravo...




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I thought 'Walking Tall' was Blackjack Mulligan's domain from the 'Walking Tall' matches he used to have with Kevin Sullivan in Florida in the 80's. First they put his kid in the joint and now this. Its a vast conspiracy against Blackjack Mulligan.



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I might go see The Rock in Johnny Bravo...only because Johnny has a tendency to be horribly injured. Otherwise, The Rock bores me.

I have never, and I know I'm in the minority, cared for him. It's akin to watching paint dry for me.




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#14 Posted on
i love johnny bravo. Happened upon him a couple years ago. Funny as hell and i could def see him doing it



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#15 Posted on
Johnny Bravo? I am not a big fan of the show but do think he could pull it off. Of course, I would rather see Angle in that role. He would be hilarious.

Of course, the show I would rather see ont he big screen is Samurai Jack, but DEFINATELY not with The Rock.

Perhaps Steve Blackman?



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#16 Posted on
Well...I guess the WWE career for Rocky is going to get more limited and limited. That is great for him. I would rather be in movies than getting the nightly wear and tear on his body from wrestling. We sure haven't heard any reports of scripts arriving on HHH's doorstep.



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#17 Posted on
    Originally posted by Wpob
    Johnny Bravo? I am not a big fan of the show but do think he could pull it off. Of course, I would rather see Angle in that role


Nahh. I'm beginning to think more and more that Angle's destiny is to play Lex Luthor. He'd be a bit manic in the role but he has the arrogance and the baldness to pull it off.

Rock in a remake of a Joe Don Baker movie. There's something so elegantly karmic about that I scarcely have the words for it. I hope he'll continue remake Joe Don Baker movies and do a version of "Final Justice" one day.




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#18 Posted on
for some reason i see Angle as Dudley Dooright
Trips would do good for beauty and the beast with his schnozz



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    Originally posted by Grimis


      Like the original character of Buford Pusser, who was played by Joe Don Baker (news), the protagonist still settles disputes with the very persuasive assist of a well-swung two-by-four.


    I guess Hacksaw Jim Duggan was busy...



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#20 Posted on

    Originally posted by Scooter Trash
    Two-face was a white guy in the Batman comics, than was portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in the first two movies, than Tommy Lee Jones in the turd.


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