Dwayne Johnson is all set to save the world from an earthquake in 2015.
The extremely busy action star recently signed on to star in the upcoming disaster flick San Andreas. The film finds the wrestler-turned-actor tackling the role of a helicopter pilot who searches for his daughter following a devastating earthquake in California.
The film finds Dwayne Johnson re-teaming with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton. The guy is also responsible for helming the 2010 misfire Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, though we’ll try not to hold that cinematic monstrosity against him. In fact, let’s just pretend as though that movie didn’t happen.
San Andreas will arrive during the extremely busy 2015 summer movie season. According to Deadline, the film currently has a release date of June 5, though this could change several times in the coming months. Moviegoers can reportedly choose between 2D and 3D when the disaster flick finally hits the big screen.
Brad Peyton’s dramatic disaster movie isn’t the only high-profile project Dwayne Johnson has lined up at the moment. In addition to reprising his role as special agent Luke Hobbs in Fast and Furious 7, the actor appears in director Brett Ratner’s adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars.
Since Paramount Pictures recently revealed that they intend to move forward with another installment of the increasingly successful G.I. Joe franchise, chances are Johnson will return for that action-packed cinematic endeavor as well. However, nothing about his involvement was readily available as of this writing.
The Inquisitr reported over the summer that Dwayne Johnson was reportedly up for a role in upcoming Terminator flick. Once again, his involvement with the flick is still up in the air at the moment. Even rumored director Alan Taylor isn’t saying much about the project.
According to the Examiner, a version of the Terminator 5 script that was floating around Hollywood at one point featured a role that was specifically written with Johnson in mind. The plot reportedly follows a cyborg’s effort to murder Sarah Connor’s parents during the 50s.
Even if Dwayne Johnson’s involvement with the next Terminator flick is nothing more than unsubstantiated internet gossip, fans of the actor still have plenty of projects looming on the cinematic horizon to satisfy their cravings for Rock-related mayhem. Here’s hoping Lore eventually finds its way to the multiplex as well.
Are you looking forward to watching Dwayne Johnson in director Brad Peyton’s upcoming disaster flick San Andreas? Do you plan to catch Hercules in theaters next year?