Dwayne Johnson has added another movie to his upcoming rosters, a Robert Zemeckis-directed film called The King where he is set to play Hawaiian King Kamehameha. Braveheart‘s Randall Wallace has written the screenplay for the film, so reports Deadline.
The trade adds a synopsis for the film, which we presume will kick off shooting once Johnson has finished up work on the likes of Red Notice, where he reunites with his Skyscraper direct Rawson Marshall Thurber, the planned sequel to the box-office juggernaut Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, and the soon-to-start-shooting Hobbs and Shaw, a spin-off from the Fast & Furious movies.
Kamehameha is the legendary king who was the first to unite the warring Hawaiian islands, which fulfilled the prophecy that surrounded his fabled life since birth. He took control of Hawaii’s destiny, and gave the islanders leverage in advancing the culture in trading with the foreign ships from Europe that began showing up on the shores of islands that must have seemed like paradise, albeit a sometimes dangerous one as explorers like Simon Metcalfe and Captain James Cook discovered before Kamehameha forcibly unified the islands.
Johnson also has a role in a DC movie called Black Adam, as well as a sequel to Big Trouble In Little China and San Andreas 2 all on his massive slate.
More as it comes in.