I’m sure most of you know of director Michael Bay. He’s responsible for all three Transformers films, plus Bad Boys (I and II) and The Island. The man knows a thing or two about shooting massive Hollywood blockbusters that involve blowing a lot of shit up.
What most didn’t know is that he’s been working a on passion project called Pain & Gain. The body-building dark comedy stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Mark Wahlberg and it’s actually based on a true story.
Bay wanted to make the film so badly that he agreed to do Transformers 4 for Paramount if they’d fund Pain & Gain.
Dwayne Johnson tweeted the new poster (see above) and with it comes a confirmed release date of April 26th, 2013.
I’m really excited to see what comes of this project, because it’s been far too long since Bay has done something original. It’s been ever longer since he’s done something this small.
Are you looking forward to Pain & Gain?
The film also stars Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Ken Jeong and Rob Corddry.