Saddle up for another bumpy ride, folks. It looks like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is back for a sequel to the 2015 earthquake disaster flick SAN ANDREAS, THR reports. Despite the fact that the film was mostly panned by critics, it went on to make nearly $500 million worldwide at the box office, which more than made up for its $110 million budget.
New Line has also gone on to hire relatively new talent in Neil Widener and Gavin James to pen the script for the film. If you’ll recall, yesterday it was announced that two of the three writers of the first film had been hired to write the ASTRO BOY flick, leaving a vacuum for this sequel.
Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Paul Giamatti are all expected to return to this sequel, though there has been no official confirmation as of this point.
And speaking of “no confirmations,” there are also no real details regarding the plot of the film. Will this one continue the whole earthquake theme, except at some different part of the globe, or will it be a different kind of disaster? Either way, with a name like SAN ANDREAS they seem to have put themselves into a creative box, as it implies that the sequel can only happen along the San Andreas fault. However, chances are, the name will likely be used for branding purposes only, giving the filmmakers plenty of free rein to do whatever they want.
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