Trailer out for WWE Studios' the Marine 3: Homefront, Release Date Announced

Sharon GlencrossContributor IDecember 24, 2012

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At WWE's annual Tribute to the Troops show last week the first official trailer for upcoming WWE Studios' action thriller The Marine 3: Homefront, starring Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, aired.

Directed and written by The Condemned's Scott Wiper, the plot is closely aligned with that of the The Marine and The Marine 2: a heroic Marine, home on leave, is forced to put his deadly skills into action when bad guys kidnap one of his loved ones. In the first two it was the Marine's wife, in this one it is his little sister.

Wow, these villains sure do like to abduct the family members of Marines a lot, don't they?

Justified actor Neal McDonough and Ashley Bell (who also starred in WWE Studios' film The Day) round out the cast.

While the military-themed franchise won't win any points for originality, it remains a hallmark of the company's near-decade-old movie division.

Hey, when you have big muscle-bound heroes, beautiful women and bloody, action-packed fight scenes, it's difficult to go wrong.

Certainly WWE is probably better off focusing on the simple, by-the-numbers action genre than straying off into other, more difficult areas, like comedy or drama, where the results are often awful and/or forgettable (anyone remember That's What I Am? No? Didn't think so).

The 40 second clip also revealed The Marine 3: Homefront's release date: it is due out on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 12 of next year, just in time for WrestleMania season.

The Marine 3: Homefront marks the first of a three-movie deal between WWE and film company 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Movie site Deadline reported the details back in February, stating that Fox will handle the domestic and international distribution for the movies while WWE promote them on their various television shows. (As recently noted, action sequel 12 Rounds: Reloaded, starring Randy Orton, is the second film to be made as part of the deal).