New Line Eyes Reteam With Dwayne Johnson in Disaster Pic ‘San Andreas’

Dwayne Johnson
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Had previously worked togetyher on 'Journey 2: Mysterious Island'

After helping revive several franchises, Dwayne Johnson is ready to jumpstart a fresh property as he is set to star in New Line’s 3D disaster pic “San Andreas.”

Brad Peyton is attached to direct with “The Conjuring” scribes Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes writing the most recent draft that went to the greenlight committee. A previous draft was written by Carlton Cuse.

Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio sold the original pitch based on an original idea by Beau Flynn.

Story takes place when a massive quake strikes California and centers on one man who must make the treacherous journey across the state to rescue his estranged daughter.

The “San Andreas” project has been in development since 2011 with New Line-based Flynn producing through his FlynnPictureCo. banner with Tripp Vinson.

Johnson is shooting “Hercules” for MGM and Paramount (that Flynn is also producing and Brett Ratner is directing) before jumping into lensing on “Fast & Furious 7” in Atlanta. The plan is to move into production on “San Andreas” in the first quarter of 2014.

New Line and Johnson  previously worked together on “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” with the studio developing a third installment. It’s unknown where things stand right now with Johnson and that third installment as Johnson and New Line are focused on getting the schedule straightened out for “San Andreas” before moving over to “Journey 3.”

There is a reason New Line is happy to stay in business with Johnson after his hugely successful 2012. Johnson has appeared in four films so far this year (‘Snitch,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Pain &Gain” and “Furious 6”) with “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Furious 6” becoming the top-earning installment in both franchises.

“San Andreas” is looked at as one of New Line’s top priorities with franchise potential and if a deal closes would give Johnson yet another high-profile property to add to his resume.

Johnson is also staying busy on the TV front with his TNT reality show “The Hero” wrapping up its first season. He wrapped production on the untitled HBO pilot about athletes in Miami that Mark Wahlberg is producing.

He is repped by WME, manager Dany Garcia and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown. Verve reps Peyton.

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  1. Harsh Raj says:

    Damn he works hard.

  2. Rodney Hair says:

    Johnson is the hardest working man in Hollywood and yet make good quality movies action or comedy…way to go Champ!!!

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  4. nashaly777 says:

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  5. jjl80126 says:

    It’s like the Golden rule of space movies, 90% have to die. Oh yea, fire whoever didn’t spellcheck the summary. Seriously?

  6. patricia jimenez says:

    And love jonhson

  7. CJ says:

    Hahaha..good pt., never thought abt it till u said it

  8. Ian P. says:

    He already “stars” in the “Disaster” ride at Universal Studios Florida, which is essentially the same plot as described above. Am I the first person to notice that?

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  10. O'Levar Kardasians says:

    Now the Rock is making a Grand Theft Auto, movie! Now all he needs is Nicki Manajahquan, and Katy Perry to make a movie with him! Cannonball Run X, with Jackie Chang, Clint Eastwoods, Juan Mayer, and Reese Witherspoon!

  11. Mjkbk says:

    Oh no…….not ANOTHER Hollywood geological mashup, courtesy of the old “San Andreas Earthquake = End of the World” plot device……

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