- May 26 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM San Andreas Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
- May 29 San Andreas in theaters (US)
*All times EST
20+ candids of Dwayne at the San Andreas Mexico City Premiere on 5/23/2015 to the photogalleries.
When director Brad Peyton pitched Dwayne Johnson on “San Andreas,” a relentless thrill ride that brings the Big One to the big screen for the first time in 40 years, he promised to redefine the disaster genre.
“I want to create shots that truly immerse the audience inside the earthquake, inside the tsunami,” Peyton told the action superstar. “And also I need to immerse you.”
From the tranquillity of the Bel-Air Hotel last week, Peyton described his vision this way: “Just like the event, I’m not letting you out, I’m not letting you off the hook. There’s no ‘Cut!’ coming.”
“San Andreas,” which opens in 2-D, 3-D and even the so-called 4-D on May 29, proves Peyton is as good as his word. The $110-million film follows a search-and-rescue pilot (Johnson) as he and his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) rescue their stranded daughter, played by Alexandra Daddario, after a massive earthquake hits California. Paul Giamatti plays the Caltech seismologist who predicts it.
“San Andreas” joins a growing revival of the disaster genre that was all but abandoned in the years after the Twin Towers fell in 2001. Only now real-life catastrophes are so commonplace that it’s not surprising when a flu pandemic coincides with the release of 2011’s “Contagion” or a tsunami hits Japan just months after audiences watch one depicted in 2010’s “The Hereafter.” Perhaps the success of films from “Gravity” and “Godzilla” to “Noah” and even “This Is the End” has more to do with our need for catharsis than we thought.
“Movies become this metaphoric way of working out your own fears,” said “San Andreas” screenwriter Carlton Cuse, who was also head writer of TV’s “Lost.” “We want to go through that hell and come out the other side and see the lessons that are learned.”
Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock’ revealed he came on the set on his day off just to see pop princes Kylie Minogue act. The Rock gushed over her saying she was ”beautiful”.
Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock’ went onto the set of ‘San Andreas’ on his day off just to see Kylie Minogue.
The wrestling champion-turned-actor was so ”impressed” with the Aussie pop star – who he got to know well while working on the disaster movie – and said she exceeded all expectations with her cameo.
The Graham Norton Show 5/22/2015- Dwayne Johnson Starts at 29:28
Dwayne Johnson, star of forthcoming disaster movie San Andreas, talked about the origins of his wrestling career as The Rock on Graham Norton.
Added screencaps and the video of Dwayne on the Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon May 21, 2015. Check out the photogallery link below.
Cassam Looch from HeyUGuys interviews Dwayne Johnson for his movie San Andreas. He also talks about returning to WWE and working on Shazam! as character Black Adam.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson just made wedding history.
The Furious 7 actor surprised comedian—and superfan—Nick Mundy of Screen Junkies during his very special day. In fact, The Rock didn’t just swing by the nuptials and pose for a few photos, no, the former professional wrestler actually officiated the wedding!
Mundy was completely caught off guard by the exciting celeb run-in, as he was made to believe that Johnson was showing up to interview him during the San Andreas junket.
Mundy and Johnson go way back, OK, maybe not way back, but the two did have a fairly awkward encounter during the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson just made wedding history.
This morning on “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan sat down with DWAYNE JOHNSON on remote in Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The “San Andreas” star shared an adorable childhood photo with the hosts, and revealed that he met the “lady of his life” at Disney…Minnie Mouse! He also spoke about meeting boxing legend Muhammed Ali as a kid, and went on to the join the hosts, and the Fulton family, in a fun game during LIVE’s Family Challenge. 4 videos total.
source: ABC STUDIOS
5 things the wrestler-turned-movie star tells himself to overcome any obstacle
By the editors of Men’s Health 5/19/2015
Photographs by Nino Munoz
In his show-business job, Dwayne Johnson is flexing personified. We know him as the ultra-buff hero who knocks out costumed titans in the wrestling ring or dispatches CGI monsters in the movies. Winning is assured because it’s been scripted, sometimes even amped up with special effects.
Out of the spotlight, he’s had a life—and then some. Just one of Johnson’s low points over the past 43 years could anchor a schlocky cinematic comeback story. Lump all his baggage together, though, and it’d make for a depressing, exhilarating, almost unbelievable yarn.
You’ll find out about all that and more, including a Rock-approved workout plan for sleeve-busting arms, in the June issue of Men’s Health magazine,available now via the iTunes Newsstand.
First, though, here are the words The Rock lives by—and you can, too.
For more from Johnson, including his workout plan for sleeve-busting arms, pick up the June issue of Men’s Health magazine, available now on newsstands.
Plausibility isn’t usually a concern for the fans who flock to see action star Dwayne Johnson flex his formidable muscles onscreen. But just like the wrestler-actor himself, his May 29 release, “San Andreas,” which revolves around a catastrophic earthquake, has a bit more substance behind the action.
“We had the top seismologists challenge the script,” says Johnson, who will be honored at a hand- and footprint ceremony May 19 at TCL’s Chinese Theater. “They walked away saying everything in this script is plausible, including the tsunami. I had never gone into a project that had that level of research and detail by the experts.”
“San Andreas” comes on the heels of Johnson’s April box office bonanza “Furious 7” and is part of a summer one-two punch that shows just how much he’s expanded his oeuvre over the past few years. Just weeks after “San Andreas” destroys Los Angeles on the bigscreen, Johnson will produce and star in his first scripted series, “Ballers,” which bows June 21 on HBO.