Vince McMahon will soon see his face up on the big screen.
The film Pandemonium, which is set to be directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra with production by TriStar, and has the backing and support of the WWE.
According to Uproxx.com, McMahon will be following in the footsteps of Andre the Giant, who is also in the works for a biopic of his own, the film will cover the entirety of McMahon’s life, not just his fame with the WWE.
The story of pro wrestling impresario Vince McMahon is getting the Hollywood treatment with Pandemonium, a drama that will be directed by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra from a script by Craig A. Williams. The film is landing at Sony Pictures’ TriStar, with Andrew Lazar producing with WWE Studios president Michael Luisi and Adam Goldworm. Hannah Minghella and Nicole Brown will oversee for TriStar.
The film covers McMahon’s ascension in the wrestling business, and having WWE Studios involved indicates the project has the blessing of the grappling magnate. He is third generation — the business was started by his grandfather Jess and taken over by his father Vincent — but these were local circuits and relatively small time compared to what Vince McMahon had in mind.
Screenwriter Williams previously wrote Underdog, and Requa & Ficarra’s directorial teamups include Crazy, Stupid, Love; Focus, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. They also are exec producers of This Is Us and Patriot.
I suspect if you asked McMahon, though, he’d want to play the role himself.
McMahon has had an endless list of moments in the ring worthy of replaying on the big screen. With years and years of gold to sort through, what will make it into the shooting script and what will be left on the editing room floor?
The deleted scenes for this film could be endless, and would likely be worth purchasing the DVD when the time comes.
You’ll just have to find/dust off your DVD player. DVD’s, the new VHS in every way.
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