Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Despite the devastating earthquake that recently rocked Nepal, the Warner Bros. blockbuster San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson is still hitting theaters at the end of the month. The studio is, however, making sure its worldwide marketing campaign is modified in order to be more sensitive to those dealing with the aftermath of the natural disaster. And now one more piece of promotion for the film has arrived: a somber new San Andreas trailer.
Here’s the new trailer for San Andreas from Warner Bros. Pictures:
That cover of “California Dreamin'” by Sia (which is different than the more haunting rendition of the same song in the teaser trailer) certainly sets a much more serious tone than we were expecting for the Brad Peyton-directed film. This looks like your standard disaster thriller, so I can’t say that I’m all that excited for it. At least Dwayne Johnson will put plenty of butts in the seats.
What do you think of the new San Andreas trailer? Are you excited about the movie?
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After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.
But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.
The action thriller “San Andreas,” from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”
The film also stars Carla Gugino (“Night at the Museum,” TV’s “Entourage”), Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” TV’s “True Detective”), Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”), Archie Panjabi (TV’s “The Good Wife”), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Australian TV’s “Home and Away”), Art Parkinson (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (“Cinderella Man”).
“San Andreas” is produced by Beau Flynn (“Hercules,” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”). Richard Brener, Samuel J. Brown, Michael Disco, Rob Cowan, Tripp Vinson and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers. The screenplay is by Carlton Cuse, story by Andre Fabrizio & Jeremy Passmore.
The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Steve Yedlin (“Looper”), production designer Barry Chusid (“The Day After Tomorrow”), editor Bob Ducsay (“Godzilla”), VFX producer Randall Starr (“Into the Storm”), VFX supervisor Colin Strause (“The Avengers”), and costume designer Wendy Chuck (“Twilight”). The music is by Andrew Lockington.
“San Andreas” was shot on location in The Gold Coast and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The film is slated to open in theatres in both 3D and 2D on Friday, May 29, 2015.