Dwayne Johnson Joins Expected Blockbuster ‘San Andreas’

Dwayne Johnson could have another blockbuster thriller on his resume after signing on for the earthquake disaster flick San Andreas.

The actor formerly known as The Rock just joined the New Line movie, which is set to start filming in April 2014 and slated for a 2015 release. The project has Brad Peyton signed on to direct, a man familiar with Dwayne Johnson. The two worked together in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

The movie is about a massive earthquake that strikes Southern California. Johnson plays a rescue helicopter pilot who is trying to travel across the devastated state to reach his estranged daughter. The project is reportedly epic in scope, and though a release date has not yet been announced it could become turn out to be a big summer blockbuster.

It will mark a busy stretch for Johnson, who just finished shooting Hercules: The Thracian Wars and is moving on to Fast & Furious 7.

He has also signed on for the big-screen version of the 1980s television action series The Fall Guy. The show starred The Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors as a Hollywood stuntman who worked as a bounty hunter by night, bringing his attractive female assistant and his cousin along for help.

Dwayne Johnson seems especially fitted for the San Andreas project. He had a number of action movies released this year, including G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Fast & Furious 6 and Pain & Gain. Combined the films topped $1 billion at the box office.