Eric Bischoff recently opened up on the talks of Hulk Hogan biopic during the After 83 Weeks podcast with Christy Olson. The talks about the movie were previously rumoured back in 2013 and in 2019 it started floating once again which gained momentum, leading to the strong plans for the movie.
Eric Bischoff clarifies the actual status of the biopic
During the podcast, Eric Bischoff said that there were no plans to make information about the movie public. He also cleared that the movie is still in the developmental stage and yet to be made official about the production.
He said, “The information about this movie was never supposed to make the press, although Chris has done some interviews and made some very broad references to the project… there’s no official statement.”
Chris Hemsworth, the Thor actor had spoken about playing the role of ‘The Immortal’ on multiple occasions.
He had expressed his eagerness to play the role of Hulk Hogan and ‘take a deep dive into the rabbit hole of the wrestling world.
Hemsworth had shown excitement for the new project and it would be fascinating to witness the actor portraying the Hulkster. However, officially there is no casting going on as stated by Eric Bischoff but the movie is in ‘late stages of development’.
Bischoff said, “The project is still technically in development, meaning it’s not scheduled for production. There’s no casting going on. There’s no scheduling going on. It’s still in, I would say, the late stages of development. So, it’s not a done deal by any stretch of the imagination. I wish it was, because I’d be out looking for a new truck. But it’s not.”
Eric Bischoff and Hogan are set to be the executive producers for the movie, while Todd Phillips of The Joker will be in the role of the director and Scott Silver will be the writer.
The former WWE Raw General Manager said that top actor like Chris Hemsworth could be on-board due to the top-notch writer and director.
But, they have been facing the hurdles in the form of COVID-19 pandemic as many production studios have been shut down. The movie is a biopic of a wrestler and a crowd is certainly needed to replicate the actual wrestling shows. Unfortunately, the pandemic is refraining from doing so.
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