The Rock returns to action cinema!

Did Dwayne actually listen? Did he hear my plea to ditch the kids and start crushing necks again? Or was he merely sick of catching colds!? (something you’ve got to get used to if you’re going to be hanging around kid all-day-along)

Johnson has signed to star in a new action drama – that’s not for Disney!

The-artist-formerly-known-as-The-Rock is in final talks to star in director Phil Joanou’s “Faster”, which Variety says ”puts him back into edgy action territory”.

The flick, lensing in August, will see the big guy play an ex-con bent on avenging the death of his brother, murdered 10 years earlier when the two were double-crossed during a heist.

Nice!

Earlier this week the actor was erroneously pegged as the star of Disney’s new “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. Director McG came out a couple of days later and denied Johnson’s involvement.