Dwayne Johnson Set to Star in and Produce Santa Claus Action Comedy RED ONE.
Dwayne Johnson has signed on to star in and produce a new Christmas-themed movie titled Red One at Amazon. The film is being written by Chris Morgan and it is based on an original story by Hiram Garcia.
The synopsis has not been released, but Red One is described as “a globe-trotting, four-quadrant action-adventure comedy, imagining a whole new universe to explore within the holiday genre,” according to the announcement Amazon made Monday.
The announcement added, “This unique concept represents a property that could encompass not only a tentpole film but could reach beyond entertainment across multiple industries and businesses.”
Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, “Seven Bucks Productions is a leader in creating unique and compelling entertainment for the entire family, and we know Red One will continue that tradition. Hiram’s concept and the world he’s envisioned are uniquely original and we are so excited to team with Seven Bucks Productions and Chris Morgan to help bring it to life. Red One is just the first step in what we know will be a successful, collaborative venture.”
Johnson added, “Hold my Mana, because this is exciting. Our Seven Bucks is very bullish on our partnership with Amazon Studios; underpinned with some innovation, some pioneering and a lot of positive energy and passion. I’ve been very impressed with Jen Salke and her team’s vision and ambition to create an enormous, fun and unique Red One holiday universe for families around the world to enjoy.”
No director is attached at this time, but the film aims to shoot in 2022 with a 2023 holiday release.