Dwayne Johnson to Lead SEAL Team 666

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Dwayne Johnson is set to headline MGM’s upcoming adaptation of Weston Ochse’s tale of the military versus the supernatural, SEAL Team 666. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Evan Spiliotopoulos (who just worked with Johnson on Brett Ratner’s Hercules) will provide the screenplay. Published in 2012, the original novel is officially described as follows:

Halfway through SEAL training, Cadet Jack Walker, still green but showing incredible promise, is whisked away to join four SEALs and their dog for a special ops mission. Walker soon finds himself in a whirlwind of otherworldly creatures and events as he discovers the true nature of SEAL Team 666. Battling demons, possessed humans, mass-murdering cults, and evil in its darkest and most and ancient form, the members of SEAL Team 666 have their work cut out for them. And it’s not long before they realize that the threat isn’t directed against the US alone — an ancient and deadly cult has far bigger plans, and Walker is at the center of a supernatural conflict in which the entire world is at stake.

Having wrapped on Hercules, Johnson is now filming Fast & Furious 7 with director James Wan.

Hiram Garcia is producing SEAL Team 666 with Johnson executive producing alongside Brendan Deneen, Dany Garcia and Peter Joseph.

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