But that film wasn’t the only upcoming project he talked about over the weekend — Johnson also shared some new details on the Baywatch movie he’s working on with Zac Efron in talks to costar.
“We’re excited about it. I’ve known Zac for some time — for years, by the way — and this project has been in our wheelhouse and we’re very excited to make the movie,” Johnson told Entertainment Tonight at D23.
“The cool thing about this is we want to make a movie that’s big, fun, epic, and all the things that you want,” he added. “We want to make sure that it has edge and badass action and dirty jokes.”
Efron previously teased that the movie will be R-rated and “badass,” adding that the film will be different from its TV source material.
“I don’t think it’s going to be much like the old Baywatch to be honest,” he said last week. “I think we’re going to kind of reinvent it in a big way, and [Johnson] has big plans for it. I know he’s very ambitious.”
Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) will direct the film, which is set to begin production early next year.
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