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Dwayne Johnson to star in Jouney to the Center of the Earth sequel Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

09.01.2010
If you thought FASTER might mark the moment Dwayne Johnson (FAST FIVE, THE OTHER GUYS) stopped making family films, think again.

THR's Heat Vision is reporting that the actor is in negotiations to star in JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND from director Brad Peyton (CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE), the sequel to 2008's JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH.

Johnson, replacing the now departed Brendan Fraser due to scheduling conflicts, joins recent Spider-Man hopeful Josh Hutcherson (RED DAWN, ZATHURA) who will be reprising his role from the first film. Here's Heat Vision with more:

Johnson will play the boyfriend of Hutcherson's mom, who Hutcherson is forced to bring on a trip to a mythical and monstrous island to find his missing grandfather. The script is loosely based on Jules Verne's "The Mysterious Island."

JOURNEY 2 will be shot in 3D and is looking to start production in North Carolina and Hawaii this October.
Extra Tidbit: Oh, Dwayne.

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