As some of you might have heard via Deadline in the midsts of all the Spider-Man news, Dwayne Johnson is re teaming with producer Beau Flynn and New Line Cinema for another action spectacular. This one is based on the popular 1980?s video game Rampage. For those of you who don’t remember, Rampage was an arcade game where you assumed the role of a giant monster and trashed one city after another. The game spawned four sequels/reboots on various home consoles between 1997 and 2006 and remains a cult favorite to this day. The appeal to Hollywood is pretty obvious. The green lighting of this film, which had been in theoretical discussions since 2011, is noteworthy in that it feels like Hollywood’s answer to two of the summer’s biggest hits thus far: Jurassic World and San Andreas. It’s basically, from a pitch standpoint, “Jurassic World meets San Andreas.”
Plus: What Johnson thought of the polarizing reaction from fans
Reaction was split last week after it was announced Dwayne Johnson would star in Fox’s remake of Big Trouble in Little China, with many fans of John Carpenter’s 1986 cult classic unhappy about the idea of a new spin on the material. Not that Johnson himself expected anything less.
“I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized – I’m the same way,” the star told EW at Saturday night’s taping of the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards. “My response is: know that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, which is why we want to bring on John Carpenter.”
Plus, he tells us about the intense scenes in ‘San Andreas’ and what he thinks of the outcome of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.
MANILA, Philippines – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson knows he’s got a lot of Filipino fans, and he’s talking about his time in the Philippines, Pinoy boxer Manny Pacquiao, and invites Pinoy viewers to watch his new movie San Andreas in this new interview with Rappler via Zach Lucero.
Warner Bros.’ “San Andreas” is no box office disaster, with the 3D action pic drawing $18.2 million on Friday, setting it on track for a projected weekend haul of $47 million at 3,777 locations and smashing past early estimates that put it around the $40 million mark. Cameron Crowe’s “Aloha,” meanwhile, was left in the dust, eyeing a modest $10-11 million weekend after a slow Friday that drew approximately $3.6 million at 2,815 sites.
The 21st century answer to Irwin Allen’s disaster films of yore is on pace to debut to $40 million domestically when it bows in 3,777 locations. The Warner Bros. release deploys the latest CGI razzle dazzle in the service of depicting a massive earthquake that threatens to turn much of California into ocean bottom. The best special effect at its disposal may be Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, a reliable draw at the box office in films such as the “Fast and Furious” and “G.I. Joe” movies.
20+ candids of Dwayne at the San Andreas Mexico City Premiere on 5/23/2015 to the photogalleries.
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.
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.
“Extra’s” Charissa Thompson sat down with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to talk about his new film, “San Andreas.”
The wrestler-turned-actor, who plays a divorced rescue helicopter pilot searching for his teenage daughter after a massive earthquake hits California, revealed he could relate to the character as the divorced dad of his own teenage daughter, Simone.
“I know what it’s like to be divorced, I know what it’s like to struggle in relationships, I know what it’s like to have a pretty good job and be pretty good at your job, but at the same time have insecurities,” he explained.
Johnson continued to say he drew on his real life experiences, “I drew on the awesome relationship I have today with my teenage daughter cause there’s no greater bond than daddy-daughter.”
Dwayne Johnson On The Making Of ‘San Andreas’
May 18, 2015 03:56 AM EDT
Dwayne Johnson tells Access’ Stephanie Bauer about the hard work that went into the making of his action-thriller, “San Andreas.”
Dwayne Johnson is a mega star, whose charisma alone can elevate an otherwise mediocre action film (his bulk and toughness don’t hurt, either). The wrestler-turned-actor is currently promoting San Andreas, which looks to be another so-so movie that will draw and entertain audiences based on his star power alone. While doing press for that film, Johnson gave a couple of quick updates on a franchise we’re all a bit more interested in: Fast and Furious.
During a press conference for San Andreas (via Collider), Johnson was asked if Hobbs would return for Furious 8, to which he replied, “Of course. It can’t go on without Hobbs.” You’re damn right, Dwayne Johnson. You’re damn right. So far, all we know of the eighth installment in the franchise is that Vin Diesel will definitely return (because you can’t have a Fast and Furious movie without Dom, either), and the film is targeting an April 14, 2017 release date.