Hulk Hogan Says He's Not Actively Developing a Movie About His Life
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.13.2013
But a script is being written...
- Hulk Hogan recently spoke with the Cape Breton Post about his statement that there's a movie about his life being developed and more. Check out the highlights:
On his statement that a film is 'in development': "It's not really true. It's a TMZ headline.... What happened was, I was going through LaGuardia Airport ... this guy asked me a bunch of dumb questions for TMZ and he goes, 'Eh, when are they going to do a bio about your life?' And I said, 'It's already in development.' So now everybody's rambling like it's a feature film already. But the truth is ... two kids that are writers in L.A., hot young writers, they did a four-page treatment and I'm telling you they nailed it — they nailed it like they were living in my shoes — and I gave them the green light to go ahead and write the first pass. But that's all it is."
On what the writers captured in the treatment: "First off, they've got wrestling in their blood, they were huge Hulk Hogan fans, so they followed not only the smoke and mirrors that you see on TV, but they followed personally what I was going through: the divorce, the car accident, all the drama, the eight back surgeries, the hip replacements, the knee replacements."
On his statement that Nick Hogan would be a good choice to play him: "I said he'd be perfect for it but I think we need a serious, serious actor that knows what he's doing. You know who I thought would be good? That guy that did that action movie, 'Thor' (Chris Hemsworth)."
On how he feels about turning sixty: "Pretty good, because I'm eternally youthful and I'm 60 years young. I'll take my shirt off in front of any 25 year old and I guarantee I'm built better than they are."
On whether he wants to get back in the ring: "I would love to be in the main event and running around the ring going crazy, but the truth is, I don't want to break anything else. And I had my day, I had my time, I made a pretty good statement, and I think that just being able to be around it — working with Impact Wrestling, I'm still on TV every Thursday night, from 9 to 11 on Spike TV — I just get to live vicariously through the young guys."
On whether he still has bad blood with Bret Hart: "No, that's all on his end. I love Bret. Whatever he did, I forgive him, whatever I did, I forgive myself. I just can't keep that negative stuff in my spiritual structure. I've just basically got nothing but love for Bret Hart. He's a great guy."