Are we going to have a series with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson taking on natural disasters? Well, who’s going to argue?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a follow-up to 2015 disaster movie ‘San Andreas’ is in the works at New Line Cinema, with many of the key players - including Johnson and director Brad Peyton - back on board.
This is relatively unexpected news, given the $110 million-budgeted movie was only a moderate hit, bringing in just shy of $474 million at the global box office - on top of which, the premise doesn’t necessarily scream ‘franchise.’
The 2015 movie written by Carlton Cuse cast Johnson as Raymond Gaines, a rescue helicopter pilot on a personal mission to save his daughter (Alexandra Daddario) when the mother of all earthquakes hits California.
Neil Widener and Gavin James will pen the sequel, which will reportedly centre on the Ring of Fire, a circle of fault lines and volcanoes in the Pacific ocean.
It is anticipated that Daddario, Carla Gugino and Paul Giamatti will be among the original cast members returning in the follow-up.
No release date for the ‘San Andreas’ sequel has been set - but in the meantime, Johnson and Daddario will reunite in the ‘Baywatch’ movie, due May 2017.
Picture Credit: Warner Bros/New Line Cinema