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Dwayne Johnson takes on monstrous new role

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Dwayne Johnson is about to kick some monster ass.

The Fast Five star and former pro wrestler has signed on to star in Monster Hunters’ Survival Guide, based on the cult-favorite comic book series by John Paul Russ and illustrated by Anthony Spay and Shawn McCauley.

It’s unclear who his character would be, but the books were guidebooks to slaying or capturing all the worst supernatural beasts, fiends and ghouls. Most likely he’ll be a hunter, but look at that picture — who knows, maybe he’ll turn out to be one of the monsters. Sheesh.

Simon Kinberg will produce the film for his Genre Films company. No release dates have been set.

Just when folks were used to calling him by his real name as a movie actor, he has recently made a return to the WWE, making a whole new generation of wrestling fans “smell what The Rock is cookin’.” He’s the main event for this Sunday’s “Survivor Series” at Madison Square Garden and is the main attraction of the upcoming WrestleMania XXVIII.

Maybe he’ll fight a monster?

On Twitter: @Breznican

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