Spoke to Wrestling superstar John Cena this morning about his new movie “12 Rounds”, and though obviously the box office will dictate whether it happens or not, The Massachusetts-born entertainer says he and Renny Harlin are already talking sequel.
â€œItâ€™s totally based on the consumer but if this does well, Renny and I look forward to doing 13 Roundsâ€ Cena says of the film in which he plays a detective jumping through hoops to rescue a kidnapped girlfriend.
Cena says he and Harlin (“Die Hard 2”, “The Cleaner”) are good friends now, and hope they get to work together on the sequel, but it wasn’t always like that.
â€œI think he was planning for the worstâ€, says Cena of “12 Rounds”. â€œHe thought he was going to be working with a walking broomstickâ€.
â€œWe laugh about it now, but he really didnâ€™t know what he was going to get with meâ€ laughs the actor. â€œHe didnâ€™t even know who I was. So it goes without saying that what attracted Renny to the project was the scriptâ€.
Meanwhile, Cena wants Twentieth Century Fox to know heâ€™s waiting for the call to do the ”Predator” remake.
â€œJust to be a part of that team would be awesomeâ€, Cena says of the 1987 filmâ€™s core cast of characters. â€œIâ€™d be happy playing Governor Venturaâ€™s character â€“ the gum-chewing gun-toting [Blain].
Meanwhile, Cena says he’s about to start a new “still classified” film in June/July.