The Hive or the Call, or whatever the hell David Otunga was filming, we all know that it's going to surpass it's budget, but that is only because such a film would not have a high budget in the first place. But Dead Man Down is the film that showcases the Barret Barrage. It is going to be WWE Studios first successful theater film. It has a story that looks good, a trailer that confirms as much and appears as if it will make a lot of money.
Why? Look at the cast, Colin Farrell is a wonderful actor, sure his name has been slightly forgotten, but this movie seems like it could be the bump to get his name back on the road with the other greats. Noomi Rap... Rapak...Rapace is a wonderful and recognizable actor, though from name you won't realize her. And Terrance Howard, a lot of... damn kids ... won't recognize him simply because he hasn't been doing that much recently, but still: wonderful actor. Now many people might see this and say, WWE Studios... no wrestlers?
There's the thing though, it is like The Mummy Returns. That showcased Dwayne Johnson in really little more than a critical role presented through a cameo. Wade Barrett is in this movie in a role of a police officer who is hunting Farrell, this appears to be a shortened version of Luke Hobbs from Fast 5. This is not overexposure as we have seen from previous WWE Studios films, but rather a smart technique. It could allow Barrett to become the next great wrestling film star, become something that many, even the icon Hulk Hogan failed to do. Something only done by the Rock.
And if this movie is successful, and that is what Vinnie Mac is looking at, a lot of people could get their wish come true: A Wade Barrett World Heavyweight Championship Run.
Dead Man Down will be a great film.
It will be critical to Wade Barrett's future.
Not to mention Colin Farrell's.