Last week, Variety broke the news that Robin Christensen-Roussimoff, the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer and pop culture icon André the Giant, would be helping develop a feature film based on the incredible life of the 8th Wonder of the World. The film will follow the plot of the 2015 graphic novel André the Giant: Closer to Heaven, so technically it’s a comic book movie. And who should you get to direct your comic book movie?
Christensen-Roussimoff spoke to WrestleZone about who she’d like to direct the film, and here’s her geeky answer:
“My personal choice, in my geekdom, is Joss Whedon. He’s just got such an interesting view of things that I think he could make it a lot of fun. That’s my personal pick but I don’t know who they have in mind.”
Let’s do it. Suddenly Hulk Hogan dies in the third act to help André get through WrestleMania III. Bret Hart and Jim the Anvil Neidhart spend the entirety of the WrestleMania 2 battle royal nonchalantly quipping about the people they’re eliminating.
As for who will play André himself, that’s a harder question.
“It will be a live action movie. Who’s going to play my Dad? I think I’ll leave that to the professionals. We are going to have to get a character actor, obviously. I don’t know how they are going to do it exactly. They might do somebody that is tall enough for visual and then have someone do the voice. I don’t know if it’s going to be digital or practical make-up. It will be interesting. He had such a unique look. He had such a unique voice. They are really going to need to pull out a lot of special effects for this.”
Michael B. Jordan all the way. Or Hodor in a big wig.