Macho man Dwayne Johnson has had a busy year thus far, starring in Fast Five and getting back in the ring as The Rock. Now, from the looks of it, we’ll be seeing quite a bit of him in the coming months as well. His latest project will find him starring in Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide, based on the comic book miniseries by John Paul Russ. You pretty much get the gist of the film based on the title, as the book series serve as a “comprehensive guide to hunt monsters, the undead and unnatural beasts, and survive the confrontations.” The five issues released earlier this year were entitled The Undead, Cryptids, Giant Monsters, Unnatural Beasts, and Fantasy Creatures. Maybe this movie will help balance out some of the actor’s more family-friendly material, recently exemplified in the Journey 2 trailer.
Like I said before, as big of a year as Johnson has had, next year we could be seeing even more of the guy. Along with the aforementioned Journey 2, he’s also playing Roadblock in G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, acting alongside Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum. After that, he has the action-drama Snitch lined up as well, although that may not be released until 2013. And, of course, there’s the enivitable Fast Five sequel which he may return for. As one of the few muscle-bound action stars working today, it’s good to see Johnson finding consistent work. He may not have the status of Schwarzenegger back in his prime, but there’s still a place for pure physical prowess on screen. Are you excited for Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming slate of films? Specifically, are you looking forward to Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide?