Renny Harlin goes 12 Rounds

He’s getting into the WWE Films business…


No, Renny Harlin hasn’t decided to start making wrestling films. But he has agreed to take the helm for WWE Film’s latest action-packed production, 12 Rounds.

It’s the tale of a police detective (WWE ring-stomper and The Marine star John Cena) whose girlfriend gets kidnapped. Cue carnage as he goes after her in a spree of violence. So, business as usual for WWE and Cena, but they seem to be aiming for a higher quality level with Harlin (stop snickering!) and shooting in the US instead of on the cheap elsewhere.
Aiden Gillen, still to be found as Baltimore’s dodgy mayor in ace TV drama The Wire, will play the nasty kidnapper. Variety has all the details.