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Dwayne Johnson's Description Of His Christmas Movie Is Sending The Internet Into A Tizzy

For his next move, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is bringing the holiday spirit to movie audiences all over the world — just not in the way they might expect.

Johnson is, without question, one of the biggest movie stars in the world right now. After making a name for himself as a professional wrestler, he's gradually and steadily spent the past two decades establishing himself as one of Hollywood's preeminent action stars. Over the years, he's starred in some of the biggest contemporary film franchises, including "Fast and Furious" and "Jumanji," and has led more than his fair share of successful action films. The Rock isn't showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon, either.

In 2021 alone, Johnson is set to star as one of the central protagonists in Disney's "Jungle Cruise," which is already shaping up to be one of the biggest films of the summer. He also stars alongside Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot in "Red Notice," a blockbuster action comedy set to be released on Netflix later this year.

To top things off, The Rock is currently in the midst of production on "Black Adam," the film that will mark his debut into the DCEU and see him playing the iconic comic book anti-hero for the first time. Now, it looks like the actor plans on bringing his unique action filmmaking expertise to yet another beloved film genre.

The Rock's next movie combines the holiday and action genres in an unexpected way

Dwayne Johnson announced on his Instagram this week that he and his production company are teaming up with Amazon Studios to produce the new Christmas film, "Red One." Johnson will star in the film, which will be written by screenwriter Chris Morgan, whose previous writing credits include "Fast 5," "Fast & Furious 6," "Furious 7," "The Fate of the Furious," and 2019's "Hobbs & Shaw." He and Johnson, obviously, have a lot of experience working with each other.

What's most notable about the project, though, is Johnson's pitch for it. Teasing the film's tone and story, the wrestler-turned-actor said it'll be like "Hobbs & Shaw" crossed with "Miracle on 34th Street." Johnson went on to say that "only one person" can direct the film, but stopped just short of revealing who the project's director will be. He did, however, tease that "Red One" will offer audiences a new twist on the traditional "Christmas mythology" and teased that it'll create the most fun "holiday universe" for viewers to enjoy. The latter part of that comment hints that "Red One" could be the start of a new holiday film franchise for both Amazon and The Rock, but we'll have to wait and see if that actually ends up coming to fruition.

No plot details for "Red One" have officially been released yet, but the film's title (and unique pitch) do seem to suggest that it could imagine Santa Claus as an action hero in the same vein as John McClane or, in this case, Hobbs from the "Fast and Furious" franchise. How well that idea actually ends up working on-screen remains to be seen, but the film does, at the very least, have the potential to be an entry into the holiday genre unlike any that audiences have seen before.