Johnson is teaming up with Sony to adapt Jay Longino’s graphic novel
Dwayne Johnson is adapting Jay Longino’s graphic novel ‘Son of Shaolin’ into a movie. to The film will be produced by The Rock and NFL star Ryan Kalil.
Johnson is teaming up with Sony to adapt the as-yet-released graphic novel, with the script to be written by Longino himself.
According to Deadline, Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions cohorts Dany and Hiram Garcia will also produce the film. The graphic novel is described as a “contemporary Kung-Fu story that intertwines Shaolin mythology with many of the current issues faced by teens growing up in a gentrifying neighborhood”.
Johnson is currently involved with a range of projects including Baywatch, Moana, Fast 8, Rampage, Jumanji, and Big Trouble in Little China.
Last month (May 30) Johnson confirmed that he will be playing Clark ‘Doc’ Savage in the upcoming movie. Set to begin filming in the near future, the Doc Savage movie will be directed by Shane Black, with Black co-writing the script alongside Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry.
Johnson took to Instagram this morning the confirm the news, pictured alongside Black, Bagarozzi and Mondry. Writing alongside the photograph, Johnson said he was “excited to become Doc Savage” because “HE’S A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO!”