I have added HQ screencaps from the 1st trailer for San Andreas which will be in theaters next summer.
Working on a movie like San Andreas can be a serious wake-up call, even for action star Dwayne Johnson, who has made a career of facing screen peril.
Earthquakes strike fear in ”The Rock.”
“The most incredible thing I found out doing the research was just how overdue for a massive earthquake we are. Like 100 years overdue. It’s incredible, and scary as hell,” says Johnson. “It sounds like a movie line, but it’s a matter of when, not if.”
Audiences are also overdue for the first full-on Earth-trembler film since 1974′sEarthquake, with Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner. San Andreas (out May 29) centers around catastrophic events in California, which have consequences for the nation.
“We’re going to show what the largest earthquake ever recorded would look like, all in a highly populated area,” says director Brad Peyton. “And this earthquake would have the potential for global impact because the Earth is having an event.”
Following the success of Sony’s “Jump Street” franchise, New Line plans to investigate its own buddy action-comedy, enlisting two of Hollywood’s hottest stars: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Sources confirm to Variety the duo will star in “Central Intelligence,” with “We’re the Millers” filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber directing the movie.
Scott Stuber will produce through his Bluegrass Films banner, along with Peter Principato and Paul Young of Principato-Young Entertainment. “The Hangover” star Ed Helms is exec producing.
The story begins with a class reunion approaching, as a former high school sports star turned accountant (Hart) is contacted by a classmate (Johnson) who was bullied and humiliated back in the day. The “loser” that the accountant remembers is now a CIA contract killer who ropes him into helping foil a plot to sell classified military secrets.
Furious 7 – Official Trailer (HD)
In Theaters and IMAX April 3, 2015
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.
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Dwayne Johnson attends the Japan Premiere of ‘Hercules’ at the Toho Cinemas on October 19, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.
Because Dwayne Johnson doesn’t have enough action/adventure franchises already, he could find himself with yet another one on his hands. The actor has confirmed he’ll star in The Janson Directive, based on the book by Bourne author Robert Ludlum. Akiva Goldsman is writing the script.
Hit the jump for more on the Dwayne Johnson Janson Directive casting.
Reports that Johnson could lead The Janson Directive began circulating in July. Then this week, Johnson himself announced the casting on Twitter.
Naturally, Universal Pictures is hoping this leads to a full-fledged franchise with Johnson at the center. It’ll be one of many. He currently has major roles in the Fast & Furious, G.I. Joe, and Journey to the Center of the Earth series.
On top of that, he has several more potentially brewing. He recently booked a lead role in Warner Bros. / DC’s Shazam adaptation, and his upcoming San Andreas has been described as a possible franchise-starter as well.
This summer’s Hercules was also supposed to lead to a new film series, though as of now there’s no word on a sequel. Basically, everyone everywhere wants Dwayne Johnson to star in everything, at least as long as it involves toting a gun or flexing his biceps.
The Janson Directive will feature Johnson as Paul Janson, a former Navy SEAL and legendary spy who leaves the U.S. government to start his own agency. However, he finds himself being hunted down by his own former bosses. To save himself, he must get to the bottom of a massive conspiracy.
That description sounds more than a little Bourne-esque, and it’s worth noting that the Bourne movies are set up at Universal too. The studio hasn’t mentioned the possibility of a crossover, but given the current craze for “Marvel-style” cinematic universe it wouldn’t be so surprising if they tried to unite the threads eventually.
Goldsman is coming off of his directorial debut Winter’s Tale, which he also scripted based on the book by Mark Helprin. In 2002, Goldsman won an Oscar for scripting Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind. The Janson Directive does not yet have a director or release date.
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‘Baywatch’ and Dwayne Johnson: A match made in low-culture heaven?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is ready to take back the beach. The WWE wrestler turned Hollywood actor has his eyes on an upcoming movie adaptation of “Baywatch,” the schlocky 1990s TV series about a team of lifeguards keeping the shores of SoCal safe from sharks, criminals and even the occasional nuclear bomb.
Johnson seemed to confirm the news on his social media accounts after the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday reported that Paramount is developing the movie with Johnson “loosely attached” to star.
The muscle-bound action hero posted an Instagram photo of him posing in swim trunks on a jet ski, accompanied by the caption, “‘This is my beach … !’ Rumors are true … we’re making #BAYWATCH the movie. Edgy, raunchy and hopefully, funny as all hell. Cue slo mo running on the beach …”