We first heard about San Andreas 3D back in December of last year when it was announced New Line Cinema had acquired the script and the plot synopsis was released. The story follows a father who travels from Los Angeles to San Francisco to see his children, as they're now living with his estranged wife and her new man. Apparently he takes some "unconventional" means of transportation on the way there, because a massive earthquake tears through the state of California and causes all sorts of destruction.
Now, The Hollywood Reporter says Journey 2: The Mysterious Island helmer Brad Peyton is negotiating to direct the project. Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore took a crack at the script, and then big-name screenwriter Allan Loeb (21, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Rock of Ages) came in and rewrote it. The movie is said to have a budget of $100 million, and since the visual effects are clearly going to be the draw here, I can't quite shake the feeling that San Andreas: 3D is essentially a remake of Roland Emmerich's 2012. Sounds like a disaster of a disaster film.
I've got one hope for this project: that it sucks so much time and life out of Brad Peyton that he has to pass on Warner Bros. recently-announced live-action version of the comic book antihero Lobo and Peyton hands it over to someone else. I'm normally all for giving people chances and everything, but do you really want a Lobo movie directed by the same guy that directed Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore?
Are you interested in seeing a disaster movie like San Andreas 3D on the big screen? Do you think the 3D will be enough to separate it from Emmerich's 2012?
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