Nokia are to relaunch one of the most beloved mobile phones in history – the 3310.
The handset, originally released in 2000, holds a special place in the heart of many. The 3310 was amongst the first mass-market mobiles, with optional colourful faceplates making it a hit with schoolkids of the time. Plus, it was almost indestructible – a far cry from today’s smartphones which shatter if you so much as look at them funny. Furthermore, if you’ve got one on a drawer somewhere, it’s probably still got charge in the battery, so, you know what to do. (Hint: turn it on, play Snake until 3am).
The new incarnation will be sold for just €59, reports suggest, and is likely to be pitched as a reliable ‘second phone’. Nokia will apparently be showing the 3310 later this month at Mobile World Congress.
The Rock’s production company, Seven Bucks Productions, are working on a comedic drama based on WWE Superstar Paige, and her family. Johnson will be working alongside Comedian Stephen Merchant who is on board as writer, director and executive producer.
The movie will be loosely based on British documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Family, a film which was made before Paige – real name Saraya Bevis – found her fame with World Wrestling Entertainment.
The new flick, co-produced by WWE Studios and Film 4 will see Florence Pugh playing Saraya, Jack Lowden as brother Zak, Nick Frost as father Ricky Knight, and Lena Headey as Julia, Saraya’s mother. Johnson will also star in the film, although as to what capacity is not yet known.
“Not only was I intrigued by this loving and wild family, but I also felt it’s the kind of narrative that would make an amazing movie,” Johnson said of the project.
There’s been no release date announced, but Fighting With My Family is expected to enter production this month.