Hot on the heels of yesterday’s epic poster is an all-new trailer for Dwayne Johnson actioner San Andreas, which sees the entire state of California besieged by a mammoth earthquake dubbed “The Big One.”
Showcasing a sense of scale and destruction that even Michael Bay would be proud of, the trailer pulls no punches in tearing the west coast apart from the inside out. And though the film ramps up the chaos for the sake of entertainment (unlike, say, Roland Emmerich’s 2012), San Andreas has connections with scientific theory about tectonics, particularly the titular fault line. Given that the last major quake — weighing in at a staggering 7.8 on the Richter scale — occurred over a century ago, the scientific consensus is that another huge shift is inevitable.
But terrifying statistics aside, with Brad Peyton in the director’s chair, the upcoming flick marks the filmmaker’s second collaboration with Johnson following the pair’s work on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. And though the marketing campaign has placed the visuals effects front and center, Peyton’s disaster pic has a strong family core at its epicenter, revolving around Dwayne Johnson and the searching for his missing daughter.
San Andreas will debut in theaters on May 29, 2015.
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started. The action thriller “San Andreas,” from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”