Back in the days before superheroes, the multiplex blockbuster of choice was the disaster movie. So enamoured by the special effects and destruction, Hollywood would often churn out clones in a single year. We had VOLCANO and DANTE’S PEAK, and also ARMAGEDDON and DEEP IMPACT. Now Dwayne Johnson must journey into the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in order to rescue his daughter, Alexandra Daddario.
The trailer shows us some incredible special effects, as Earth begins to crack open. Despite not looking original, it’s been a while since we enjoyed a good disaster movie, with 2012 pretty much cramming every disaster flick together. But not content with just showing us destruction, the trailer also highlights the emotional core of the film.
Johnson reteams with JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND director, Brad Peyton, for his third feature film. This will be his first feature not specifically aimed at a younger audience, with CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE having kicked off his career. It’s quite a leap, but he’s obviously got Johnson in his corner.
SAN ANDREAS is released 29th May and stars Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Carla Gugino, Pauk Giamatti, Colton Haynes, Ioan Gruffudd, and Kylie Minogue.
Source: Warner Brothers