Dwayne Johnson will star in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, the sequel to the nearly $250M worldwide-grossing 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth, which starred Brenden Fraser and Josh Hutcherson. Hutcherson is returning for the sequel, but Fraser is not.
Brad Peyton is on board to direct the film, in which Josh Hutcherson will reprise his role as burgeoning explorer Sean Anderson. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm are producing.
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: The Mysterious Island is scheduled to hit conventional and 3D theaters on September 23, 2011.
Source: Heat Vision