UPDATE: Looks like ‘The Rock’ will be stepping aside as the star to make way for JOHN CENA (Blockers) to take over in THE JANSON DIRECTIVE. Dwayne Johnson made the announcement via Instagram as he will now serve as the producer of the project.
Found my star! Congrats to my good bud John Cena on landing the lead role for our movie, THE JANSON DIRECTIVE. A project that myself, @sevenbucksprod, our production partners and Universal Studios have been developing for years now. Congrats man and I’m excited to go on this journey with you. Thank you for your commitment to the role and remember, as your producer if you screw up, I’m coming to set and droppin’ the People’s Elbow on ya. And you know first hand how devastating my elbow drops can be 😉💪🏾 Congrats my friend and let’s go make a good one. #JansonDirective #JohnCena #SevenBucksProds #CaptivateEnt #WeedRoadPics #MythologyEnt #UNIVERSAL
UPDATE: After close to two years of the initial announcement, THE JANSON DIRECTIVE is finally moving forward! DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON posted the following on his official Instagram:
SYNOPSIS: When billionaire philanthropist Peter Novak is kidnapped by a terrorist known as The Caliph, it’s up to Paul Janson—a legend in the notorious U.S. covert agency Consular Operations—to save him. But Janson’s rescue operation goes horribly wrong… and soon Janson is marked for death, the target of a “beyond salvage” order issued from the highest level of the government. Now Janson is running for his life, pursued by Jessica Kincaid, a young agent of astonishing ability who can anticipate and counter his every move. To survive, Janson must outrace a conspiracy that has gone beyond the control of its originators. To win, he must counter it with a conspiracy of his own…
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
Action franchise king DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSON (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Fast & Furious 6) is set to star in a new series from ROBERT LUDLUM, author of ‘The Bourne Identity’, called THE JANSON DIRECTIVE.
This new ‘Bourne’-esque franchise tells the story of “a former consular ops agent who, after leaving covert operations due to the high number of sanctioned serial killings, goes into business as private security consultant. Teamed with a sharpshooter, Janson only takes assignments that he believes will lead to helping those in need.”
With FAST & FURIOUS 7 coming out next year and a third installment of the G.I. JOE series in the works, Johnson ain’t slowing down when it comes to building his franchise resume. Oh yea, and don’t forget about HERCULES which is set for release this month as well.
Do you smell what ‘The Rock’ is cookin’? A pie with slices of cars, Joes, and secret agents with a God on top.