ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson just doesn't slow down. He's picked up yet another movie project to add to his already crowded slate, a martial arts movie titled Son of Shaolin.

The movie is based on a soon-to-be-published graphic novel by Jay Longino. We don't know a ton about the movie yet, but according to Deadline, it's something of a modern take on Shaolin mythology that mixed Kung Fu with the, "issues faced by teens growing up in a gentrifying neighborhood."

That sounds like a pretty cool blend of genres that'd be ideal for his comedy/action talents.

Outside of that, The Rock is also working on Fast 8, a reboot of Baywatch, and is even rumored to be involved in the upcoming Wolfman addition to Universal's monster universe, all in between geeking out about the UFC on Fight Pass.

He sure has come a long way since this:


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