Could Dwayne Johnson be working on a project with IT movie director Andres Muschietti?
It seems like just about everybody is looking forward to checking out the first theatrical adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel — Johnson included. Projected to haul in somewhere between $65 and $75M over the course of the weekend, it’s no wonder that it’s caught the attention of the former pro-wrestler.
Then, there was his most recent post, where he praised the film, dubbing it one of his “all-time favorites,” all the while making it known he’s hell-bent on working with the famed movie director in the near future.
“I saw an early screening of IT a few months ago and it instantly became one of my all-time favorites,” began Johnson. “Easily top 10 all time. Not only does it redefine the horror genre, but it’s so layered, smart and brilliantly scary.”
He continued, “Congrats to the awesome young cast aka The Losers Club for killing their performances. To Bill Skarsgard for delivering an iconic performance as Pennywise. And to the entire crew and my good buds at Warner Bros/New Line. And most of all congrats to director, Andy Muschietti for making such a defining film. You knocked it outta the f*cking park! Great talking with you man and we’re gonna have some fun working together down the road. As a huge fan of the horror genre, this one’s special. Have you fully recovered @simonegjohnson? 😉 #IT Congrats David Katzenberg you handsome MF!”
While the horror flick has already drawn a round of terrifically terrifying reviews — and is now officially certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes — The Rock’s declaration is pretty special.
With that said, fans were quick to point out that near the end of Johnson’s review, he appeared to be hinting at a future project helmed by Muschetti. “Great talking with you man and we’re gonna have some fun working together down the road,” wrote Johnson. Though no such project has been announced (yet), Johnson has signed on to play Black Adam in New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment’s upcoming reconfiguring of the Shazam! movie. Only, this time, the story will surround villain Black Adam (Johnson), best known as Shazam’s arch-nemesis.