Star actor Dwayne Johnson to play Hawaiian legendary conqueror King Kamehameha I in a new movie The King.
According to Maui Now, the new historical epic film will potray the life events of Kamehameha I.
The New Line Cinema film directed by Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis.
The screenwriter is Randall Wallace.
Confirming the reports, Dwayne Shared a on Instagram and captioned :
“KA LA HIKI OLA.
The dawning of a new day with hope and promise.
Humbled & grateful to begin this once in a lifetime journey.
KING KAMEHAMEHA –
the legendary King was the first to unite the warring Hawaiian islands —
fulfilling the prophecy that surrounded his fabled life since birth and creating the powerful & spiritual 50th state as we know it today.
Academy Award-winning director, Robert Zemeckis (FORREST GUMP) will direct.
Academy Award-nominated writer, Randall Wallace (Braveheart) will write.
From the day I began my Hollywood career (2001), my dream was to bring this legacy to life.
In Polynesian culture, we have a belief, that something isn’t done when it’s ready…
it’s done when it’s right. The time is right.
The one who walks alone.”