Well, technically speaking, it is not a “wrestling film,” but it’s being produced by WWE Studios. The film production branch of the world’s leader in sports entertainment, formerly known as WWE Films, is making an attempt to branch out into what we’ll call “real” films (films not starring whatever wrestler was free). So the people behind of The Marine, See No Evil, and Knucklehead will be bringing us Dead Man Down next year, which is currently filming in the city.
We had really hoped this would bring us back to our In Bruges-era Colin Farrell love, but it seems the odds are against it. Sure, it’s got Noomi Rapace, and is being directed by Niels Arden Oplev (who did the original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), but we’re sure we can still expect Terrence Howard to bodyslam Colin Farrell on the deck of the USS United States at some point. Plus, WWE Films is probably mostly focused on their next production, Leprechaun: Origins. That should be good.