The Rock to go up against some big-ass earthquakes in SAN ANDREAS!
Papa Vinyard here, now here's a little somethin' for ya...
Now that GRAVITY and CAPTAIN PHILLIPS have proven that there's a market for intense thrillers that focus on only one or two characters, we're hearing about a similarly-structured project in the works for none other than Dwayne "do you smell what The Rock is cookin'" Johnson. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Johnson is going to star in SAN ANDREAS for his JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND director Brad Peyton. Unfortunately, the film has nothing to do with the GTA series (pity.); the project, conceived and produced by Beau Flynn (the JOURNEY films, HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS), has the former wrestler as a Californian father who's at ground zero when "the big one" (the long-awaited ESCAPE FROM L.A. earthquake that will submerge the Golden State) finally hits, and has to save his daughter from the destruction. Shades of 2012 and VOLCANO on this one…
New Line hopes to get this one going by April, and is eyeballing a release date sometime in 2015. If I were them, I'd be angling to roll this out in March or April, BATTLE: LOS ANGELES-style, giving people some large-scale spectacle before the heavy hitters of that summer (AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, STAR WARS, JURASSIC WORLD, etc.) clutter up the box-office landscape.
I guess a lot depends on whether Peyton has the disaster-movie chops of Emmerich and Bay, and on the caliber of actor they get to back up Mr. Johnson. If they bring back that '70s-era all-star line-up disaster-movie trend, I know that I (and some of the other AICN staff) would not be too resistant to that resurgence.
SAN ANDREAS faults sometime in 2015.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- At Long Last, Our First Trailer For MAD MAX: FURY ROAD!! Official Vid Of Comic-Con Reel!! -- 590 total posts 139 posts
- Harry says GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is better than German Chocolate Cake & means it!!! -- 456 total posts 136 posts
- Watch Quickly!! Some Test Footage From Tim Miller And Ryan Reynolds’ DEADPOOL Movie!! -- 97 total posts 97 posts
- SDCC '14: First footage of Batman vs Superman screens!!! Now w/ hi-res look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman!! -- 738 total posts 73 posts
- A Nifty Video Tour Of The Warner Bros Museum Commemorates BATMAN’s 75th Anniversary!! -- 35 total posts 35 posts
- Our First Katniss-centric Trailer For THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1!! -- 27 total posts 27 posts
- SDCC '14: Quint runs down the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON footage!!! -- 169 total posts 27 posts
- SDCC '14: Quint has seen actual footage from George Miller's MAD MAX: FURY ROAD!!! -- 132 total posts 25 posts
- A New Tease For DOCTOR WHO Season / Series 8!! -- 23 total posts 23 posts
- Disney Infinity Summons Loki, Green Goblln, And Ronan the Accuser!! -- 23 total posts 23 posts