The trailer for upcoming WWE Studios' film The Marine 4: Moving Target is out, and it appears to offer more of the same brutal, hard-hitting action that has made the franchise a cornerstone of the company's movie division.
The film stands out for a couple of reasons. Mike “The Miz” Mizanin is the first actor to return to the series, a wise move considering he was decent in 2013's The Marine 3: Homefront. He might not be Al Pacino or anything, but by action movie standards, he can deliver quite convincing performances.
It also marks the acting debut of WWE Diva Summer Rae, who will be playing a gun-toting soldier in the movie. (Her and Miz can briefly be seen coming to blows in the trailer.) The star's part in the movie was frequently mentioned on the reality show Total Divas, with her co-workers complaining she had developed an ego because of it.
It's too early to say how she will do in the role, but she's shown enough personality over the last few years to indicate she might be good.
Here's WWE.com's official synopsis of the movie, out on DVD, Blu-ray and video on demand on April 21:
American hero Jake Carter (Miz) is assigned to protect a “high-value package," a beautiful whistleblower trying to expose a corrupt military defense contractor. But a heavily armed team of mercenaries has been hired to kill her, along with anyone who gets in their way, and it’s going to take a fearless one-man fighting machine to stop them.
This is WWE Studios. Even if Summer Rae is getting to step into the role of an action girl, you just know there's got to be at least one damsel in distress in there. It's part of the formula. Women in WWE movies get placed in jeopardy more than Daphne from Scooby Doo. It's a wonder no one's tried to tie them to the railroad tracks like in an old silent movie.