Well it looks as if Dwayne Johnson (‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation‘, ‘Hercules: The Thracian Wars’) has once again signed on for another film and this time it’s a giant disaster movie that will be shot in 3D. That’s right, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has signed on to star in ‘San Andreas’ from New Line. No this ‘San Andreas’ has nothing to do with the game ‘Grand Theft Auto‘ (though I could see him being cast in a ‘GTA’ movie) but more of a giant natural disaster movie.
This film will be directed by Brad Peyton (‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’) who has worked with Johnson previously and is most likely going to do so again in the third film of the ‘Journey’ trilogy. While they may have worked together before, this is Brad’s first take on something of this scale, especially with an adult audience in mind, so I’m curious to see how it’ll play out. The writing has had multiple drafts including one from Carlton Cuse (‘Bates Motel’) and another by Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio of ‘The Conjuring‘. So it’s hard to say if either of those scripts will end up being what we see on the big screen.
The plot of the film itself should seem pretty standard. The Rock will be traveling across California after a devastating earthquake to save his daughter. While it’s not the most original of plots, it’s one that works and seems to resonate well with audiences.
Are you ready to watch Johnson and his eyebrow save the world (or at least his daughter) in 3D after a disaster has nearly destroyed California? It sounds like a blockbuster summer popcorn movie to me. I’m a bit let down that the plot couldn’t be slightly more original, personally, but what do you think? Does this film sound like it could be a great watch or have natural disaster films run their course?
Source: Cinema Blend