‘San Andreas’ Starring Dwayne Johnson Gets a 2015 Release Date

Published 1 year ago by , Updated February 16th, 2014 at 9:12 am,

Dwayne Johnson Journey 2 San Andreas Starring Dwayne Johnson Gets a 2015 Release DateThe disaster flick – once the king genre of 1970s box offices – has made a number of semi-successful comebacks over the years. In the ’90s, movies such as Volcano and Dante’s Peak made a half-hearted attempt to jumpstart the genre; later, director Roland Emmerich (White House Down) built his own disaster kingdom with The Day After Tomorrow and 2012.

Soon, director Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) and star Dwayne Johnson (Pain & Gain) will reunite to make another attempt at reviving the disaster movie with San Andreas. This 3D-filmed movie has officially set a release date in the increasingly crowded summer season of 2015.

Deadline reports that San Andreas will open in US theaters on June 5th, 2015. In development for some years, momentum on San Andreas only picked up once Peyton and Johnson signed on to headline the movie after having worked together on Journey 2.

Though few exact details about San Andreas‘s plot have been revealed, we do know that it centers around a titanic earthquake that devastates California’s coastal regions. After the quake brings the state to its knees, a rescue helicopter pilot (Johnson) must brave the shattered wreckage to save his daughter. No doubt many exciting set-piece sequences will ensue.

2012 Los Angeles Goes Under San Andreas Starring Dwayne Johnson Gets a 2015 Release Date

Image from ‘2012,’ directed by Roland Emmerich.

San Andreas enters what may be the busiest and most hyped blockbuster season on record. Coming a month after The Avengers: Age of Ultron and a month before Batman vs. Superman, San Andreas will also be competing for attention with Jurassic World and the animated B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.

Throwing San Andreas into a field of such stiff competition is an interesting move indeed. Despite its generic description, it appears that Warner Bros. has confidence that a 3D disaster picture (headlined by Johnson) can hold its own in the upcoming season. The real question is whether this reflects the actual quality of the San Andreas script or whether it’s mere hubris on the studio’s part.

Nonetheless, San Andreas can officially join the list of films to keep an eye on in 2015. Amidst a field of much bigger names and risky franchise moves, it may not rate as high in our attention, but its mere positioning will keep us cautiously interested.


San Andreas will rock theaters on June 5th, 2015.

Source: Deadline

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  1. The story sounds so awful. Why Rock? When you have been so awesome lately why do this?

    • Journey 2 the Mysterious Island.

  2. Most mediocre actor over used in film today.


      • :)

        Obviously not.

          • Haha, gotta love when someone uses Rock catchphrases.

            The film doesn’t sound too interesting but maybe it’ll pick up over time. I like Rock though, immensely talented guy who deserves all the success he’s getting. I’m still hoping he gets to play Lobo at some point.

          • Didn’t take it personal at all. I just consider Rock to be like the B version of Arnold. He will never be as big or popular, and he will likely never have three films as indelibe as Conan, Predator, and Terminator. Still, I understand he has his fans. The only movie I ever liked him in, in fact, was The Rundown…not his most popular.

            • i think he has as much if not more personality and screen presence as Arnold, and he is still young in his career with the right movie he could become as big as him.

              i believe that because he is a better actor then Terminator, imagine The Rock in Arnold’s roles

              i’m not claiming either are great actors, i just see more substance in the Rock

              • …that’s just it. I can’t imagine him as Conan, Dutch (Predator), or the Terminator. Arnold made those roles his own, and both his accent and physique (in his prime, much larger than the Rock) added to them. Sure, anyone could play them, including the Rock, but I don’t believe they would have had as much success in them. Anyway, the Rock has made a living in Hollywood, no doubt. I just don’t think he’ll be remembered so much 50 years from now.

            • it does’nt matter wht u think

  3. I thought this was a Grand Theft Auto movie!

  4. Sounds like a Brendan Fraser movie. Curses to you, Mr Rock. You done and ended his career.

  5. He’s probably gonna stare the quake into submission.

    • Only one man could ever “stare” a quake into submission…

      Clint Eastwood.

  6. What about Twister? Wasn’t that a disaster movie?

  7. I too thought it was a grand theft auto movie

  8. Has anyone else wondered when The Rock would be added to the cast of The Expendables? I can’t recall ever seeing/hearing his name mentioned for any of those movies.

  9. To me this story could go either way, with the Rock an renowned action man in the lead role suggest that this may well be a Quake Disaster movie without a brain and solely concentrating on action sequences and big budget effects…a la 2012 or hopefully this could be a movie that will be more like The Impossible where it concentrates on the human element. Either way I think this will be a very entertaining movie…even if the script, scenario & acting is both unrealistic or hammy, which I think it will be!!