Dwayne Johnson is set to topline New Line's disaster epic SAN ANDREAS, according to Variety.
Brad Peyton is attached to direct with THE CONJURING scribes Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes writing the most recent draft that went to the greenlight committee. A previous draft was written by Carlton Cuse.
We had previously reported on SAN ANDREAS more than two years ago when 21 scribe Allan Loeb had turned in his version of the high concept earthquake thriller to New Line, which at the time was being described as "the mother of all rollers that stretches from California to Nevada...".
SAN ANDREAS takes place when a massive quake strikes California and centers on one man who must make the treacherous journey across the state to rescue his estranged daughter.
The project has been in development since 2011 with New Line-based Beau Flynn producing through his FlynnPictureCo. banner with Tripp Vinson. The plan is to begin production in the first quarter of 2014.