They say you always hurt the one you love, and movie studios love to destroy the town in which they reside. San Andreas is the latest film in which a studio throws huge money at an opportunity to demolish Los Angeles. Did that one restaurant’s valet scratch your Bentley? Reduce it to (virtual) rubble! Did that Starbucks mess up your latte again? Drop it into a chasm! Here, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a search and rescue pilot who has to put in overtime when the Big One finally rocks California to its foundations. The film looks like disaster porn in the grand old mode; check out the San Andreas trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, March 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Many Southern California residents were awoken this morning by a 4.4-magnitude earthquake, so it seems entirely appropriate that we’ve just received some updates on a movie that’s all about a massive California earthquake.
Directed by Brad Peyton, San Andreas stars Johnson as a man who must rescue his daughter when the ground in California starts shaking. Though the movie isn’t due for another year, it’s coming along nicely. Carla Gugino recently signed on to play Johnson’s ex, and now Johnson has unveiled a sneak peek image from the film. Hit the jump to get an eyeful.
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Yet another massive movie has joined the packed slate of Summer 2015. This one, however, isn’t a sequel or a franchise film. It isn’t even based on a prior property. It’s an old school, original high concept Hollywood pitch starring the most in-demand action star of the decade. Like summer movies used to be.
Dwayne Johnson‘s upcoming film, San Andreas, a 3D action film about a major earthquake in California is now set for release June 5, 2015. Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which Johnson also starred in) is directing from a script by Carey and Chad Hayes. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
Dwayne Johnson did such a good job reviving the Journey to the Center of the Earth franchise that New Line is giving him an opportunity to jumpstart one of his own.
Johnson has been set to star in San Andreas, a 3D disaster pic which, despite what you may have guessed from the title, is not related to Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Brad Peyton is directing from a script most recently rewritten by Carey and Chad Hayes. Get plot details and more after the jump.
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With all the uncertainty surrounding Warner Bros.’ exploitation of DC characters, we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that a film featuring intergalactic bad-ass Lobo is maybe not happening soon.
Last year Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) came on to direct Lobo, and Dwayne Johnson soon said he was attached to the role. And then… crickets. We’ve heard just about zip about Lobo since. WB and DC talk has all been about Justice League, Batman, and Superman. And whether WB’s focus on other properties is to blame or not, at the very least we know that Johnson has fallen away from the project. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 by Angie Han
Damon Lindelof’s spent the years since Lost racking up high-profile movie credits like Cowboys & Aliens, Prometheus, and Star Trek 2, but the other Lost showrunner, Carlton Cuse, has kept a pretty low profile for the most part. That could be about to change, however, as he has a few different things brewing at the moment.
Among the projects Cuse has been working on are a movie set up at Fox with Shawn Levy and Hugh Jackman attached and a Psycho-inspired TV series for A&E. Now we can add to that list San Andreas: 3D, the earthquake epic developing over at New Line. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2012 by Angie Han
DC Entertainment has got some catching up to do if it wants to catch up with Marvel Studios’ slate of superhero movies, but they’re trying their best to rise to the challenge. Although Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is the only DC movie due out in the next three years, Warner Bros. has a slew of other comic book adaptations in various states of development at the moment, among them the long-simmering Lobo adaptation.
The project’s been kicking around for a few years, and at one point had Guy Ritchie attached to helm. He eventually moved on, though, and this past spring Brad Peyton was announced to rewrite and direct. Now he’s trying to get his charismatic Journey 2: The Mysterious Island star Dwayne Johnson to help him bring the story to life. More after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 by Angie Han
No one knows for sure when the next big earthquake will hit the West Coast, but in the meantime the folks in Hollywood are staying busy making their own. Brad Peyton has just entered talks to helm New Line’s San Andreas 3D, about a massive disaster that hits the titular California fault line. The new project marks a continution of Peyton’s relationship with the studio, as he’s just coming off of their Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. More details after the jump.
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Lobo is a strange comic book property: the character is a grizzled, violent, foul-mouthed intergalactic mercenary/bounty hunter, but he’s also a parody of the serious version of those sorts of characters. He was Deadpool before Marvel thought of Deadpool. (Just a bit before, but that’s good enough.) Lobo became a fan-favorite character in the early ’90s and has long been a wishlist option for a silver screen incarnation.
But making a Lobo movie is difficult — the character works on the page precisely because of the way in which he satirized the serious superhero trends of the mid to late ’80s. So now that DC and Warner Bros. are actively developing a film around the character, will those companies have the balls to use Lobo in a similar manner? Those serious Christopher Nolan Batman movies are just ripe for prodding by the mustachioed biker notorious for wiping out his own race.
I have doubts that the film will end up going that direction, as WB just set Brad Peyton, whose last two films were Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, to rewrite and direct Lobo. Read More »