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Dwayne Johnson to Lead ‘San Andreas’

Ryan Sternfels

The RockI’ll just dash your hopes right now and say no, not THAT San Andreas.  We all know what happens to movie adaptations of video games…*cough* Doom, *cough* Max Payne.

In fact the title is actually referring to the San Andreas fault, you know, that thing that stretches the state of California and separates the Pacific and North American plate?  No?  Guess you should’ve paid more attention in Geology class eh?

Dwayne Johnson to the studios, The Rock to us, will be front-lining the epic 3-D disaster film from New Line.  San Andreas follows a man (Johnson) as he treks the broken landscape of California after a massive earthquake to find his estranged daughter.  Brad Peyton, who previously directed Johnson in the fantasy/adventure film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, is set to take the reigns with The Conjuring writers Carey and Chad Hayes rewriting a draft by Lost writer Carlton Cuse.  There’s also talk of major franchise potential for the film, beginning production in early 2014.

Apparently, San Andreas has been high-priority by New Line since 2011 so expect some hype and audiences flocking to see it in 3D.  Personally, I’m always skeptical about a movie starring The Rock.  The 41 year-old actor has never really stepped into dramatic territory and plays one of two characters: The no-nonsense badass, or the weeping man-child, which doesn’t exactly scream talent.  But who knows?  I love being surprised, and maybe The Rock can turn San Andreas into something worth watching besides just a 3-D spectacle.  

What do you think about another 3-D disaster flick?  Give us a shout in the comments!

Source: [Variety]



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      1. Abigail Normal October 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm

        You didn’t dash my hopes, you made me feel less disgusted.

      2. D 'Spike' Fleming October 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm

        Doom wasn’t bad, in fact that was the best one of the videogame adaptations

      3. Dennis Francis October 15, 2013 at 7:06 pm

        I absolutely agree with Spike. Doom was not bad at all. Granted it was far different from the game, which really can’t be made into a film anyways, Doom was a good action/horror with a decent yet cliche story. A lot of people gave it crap only because The Rock was in it. He is a decent actor. He gets typecasted a lot though.

        As for San Andreas, I am interested because I am a sucker for disaster movies.

      4. bearmon2010 October 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

        I can’t wait. I love Earthquake!