Vanessa Hudgens is currently finalizing negotiations with New Line to play the female lead in Journey To The Center Of The Earth 2. Brad Peyton is directing the film which will also star Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson and Michael Caine.
The plot will loosely be based on Jules Verne's "The Mysterious Island" and will have Hutcherson and Hudgens searching for his grandfather played by Caine on a mystical island with the help of Johnson's character. Hudgen's will be Hutcherson's love interest in the film.
Production will begin in North Carolina and Hawaii in late October. The first movie had laughable special effects so I am hoping that those are drastically stepped up for this sequel. I also was not sure if it was Brendan Fraser's horrible acting or a poor script which added up to my distaste of the first film.
Dwayne Johnson and Michael Caine being in the sequel make it a much more enjoyable film in my mind and I will likely watch it. What are your thoughts about this casting news? Are you interested in seeing this film?