Dwayne Johnson to Produce and Possibly Star in ‘Teddy Bear’

Beau Flynn is also producing this unique project that stemmed from Alex Panagopoulos’ illustration posted on his Deviant Art page.

Dwayne Johnson is teaming up with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island producer Beau Flynn and New Line Cinema for a new project entitled Teddy Bear. Unlike most Hollywood projects though, Teddy Bear didn't start with a script or even a pitch, but rather an illustration by Alex Panagopoulos that features a tiny teddy bear trying to protect a child from a gruesome monster. Take a look at this intriguing image below, along with the caption, then read on for more regarding the film.

Teddy Bear illustration

"Teddy Bears: Protecting innocent children from monsters under the bed since 1902."

The illustration was brought to Beau Flynn's attention by Hiram Garcia, a former assistant to Dwayne Johnson. A screenwriter has not been attached yet, and the producers' take on the story is being kept under wraps for now. The caption refers to the invention of the teddy bear in 1902 by Morris Mitchtom, which was inspired by a photograph of then-President Teddy Roosevelt and a bear he refused to kill.

Teddy Bear comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Dwayne Johnson.

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Comments (8)

  1. greyhame

    I could see this as a traditionally 2D animated movie or even fully cgi, but I think a live action film would resemble Ted too much.

    2 years agoby @greyhame27Flag

  2. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @bawnian-dexeus AND @thedude-abides he might play a monster

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  3. ROFLitschristian

    Loving this artwork.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  4. thedude-abides

    @bawnian-dexeus I was wondering the same thing... Maybe he'll turn into The Rock at night, but during the day, he's a cute little teddly bear, lol.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    ....is The Rock gonna be the Bear? O_O

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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