WWE Studios Releases Cover Art, Special Features for Miz's Marine Movie

Bill Atkinson@@BAtkinson1963Analyst IJanuary 25, 2013

(Photo from WWEDVDNews.com)
(Photo from WWEDVDNews.com)

WWE Studios has released the cover art and some special features for The Miz’s debut film, The Marine 3: Homefront.

According to WWEDVDNews.com, the film will be released March 5 in the United States and a month later in the United Kingdom. The cover art features a photo of Miz toting a weapon and appearing to be on the prowl. In the background is a faded image of the American flag.

Miz is identified on the cover as Mike “The Miz” Mizanin.

The article includes a synopsis of the film’s plot:

The Marine 3 features The Miz as Sgt. Jake Carter, who after returning to his hometown on leave, learns that his sister has been abducted by a band of violent extremists. To save her, Carter launches a daring one-man assault on their base of operations—only to discover the group’s ruthless leader is plotting a deadly terrorist strike.

Also appearing in the film are Neal McDonough, Ashley Bell and Michael Eklund.

The WWEDVDNews.com report also includes a list of special features from the film, including a “Miz Journal” and “Miz Declassified.”

IMDB.com notes that the film will be rated R for its violent scenes.

The March 5 release comes in the midst of WWE’s annual Road to WrestleMania season. It will be out about a month before WrestleMania 29 takes place April 7 in East Rutherford, N.J.

Miz’s participation in WrestleMania 29 has not been determined yet, but the newly turned babyface star is expected to have a significant role in the event. At WWE Royal Rumble 2013 Sunday in Phoenix, Miz will challenge Antonio Cesaro for the U.S. Championship in the YouTube Royal Rumble pre-show. He also is entered in the 30-man Rumble main event at the end of the pay-per-view.

Miz’s film is the latest in WWE Studios’ Marine series that began in 2006.

The original starred John Cena as a former marine attempting to rescue his wife from a criminal ring. The second installment starred Ted DiBiase as a Marine sniper who attempts to regain control of a vacation hotel from local rebels.

The first movie was released to theaters and came out the following year on DVD. Its sequels went straight to DVD.

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