Dwayne Johnson’s ‘San Andreas’ sequel in development

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Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson might return to play the protagonist in the upcoming sequel to the 2015 natural disaster film “San Andreas”.

Production banner New Line Cinema and Johnson are developing the film. The banner has roped in Neil Widener and Gavin James to write the script for the second instalment, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

Johnson played the role of Ray, a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, in the first part.

Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario are also back as his onscreen wife and daughter respectively. They are joined by Paul Giamatti who played seismologist in the original film.

The first film follows Ray teaming up with his estranged wife to save their daughter when a series of quakes crush Los Angeles and San Francisco.

It grossed over $473 million worldwide.

Brad Peyton, who directed the first film, will return for the upcoming sequel.

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