Believe it or not, Elite XC heavyweight fighter, bodyguard and street fighting legend, Kimbo Slice, is going to be the next mixed martial artist to test the movie industry waters. It was announced today that he will co-star alongside Hulk Hogan in a new children's movie titled, "Kung Fu U."
It's a feel-good, Disney-type movie, which is a massive departure from any "Reality Kings"-produced film sets that he may have policed in the past.
The basic plot is that several nerdy rich kids get shipped off to a boarding school where Slice and the Hulkster teach self defense. The kids learn how to defend themselves and somewhere along the way end up having to defend their instructors as well.
Stereo Vision Entertainment -- a company focused entirely on 3D children's movies -- is producing the film, which is due to hit theaters sometime next fall.
Here's a snip from Stereo Vision Chairman Doug Schwartz:
"We're very happy to have Kimbo Slice co-starring in 'Kung Fu U.' He has an enormous media presence, and he'll fit right in with our star Hulk Hogan, and the other cast members in our made for kids 3D movie. We hope to have 'Kung Fu U' in 3D in theaters by the fall of '09."
This is a movie meant to send a positive message to kids. There's no harm in that. It just seems weird that a guy with so many ties to the adult film industry would be cast in a children's film.