'San Andreas' Trailer: Dwayne Johnson Battles the Biggest Earthquake Ever

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:54 Written by  iamrogue
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'San Andreas' Trailer: Dwayne Johnson Battles the Biggest Earthquake Ever

In San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson, a man who appears to have been formed by tectonic activity himself, has finally met his match.

The opponent worthy of The Rock isn't a mortal man or woman at all, but an unstoppable force of nature.  It's the biggest earthquake in recorded history, one that lays waste to all of California and presents a rare challenge that Johnson can't pummel into submission.

The new San Andreas trailer showcases some massive destruction that's basically porn for anybody who finds debris sims really, really hot.

Johnson stars as Ray, a Los Angeles firefighter who is put to the test when an unprecedented quake topples the Hollywood sign, turns LA into a sinkhole, smashes the Hoover Dam, and floods San Francisco with a tsunami.  It's not just a professional thing for Ray, either.  When the tectonic shit hits the geological fan, he sets out to rescue his wife and grown-up daughter, who are in the Southland and the Bay Area, respectively.

Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario play Emma and Blake, the mother and daughter.  They're joined in the supporting cast by the likes of Paul Giamatti, Ioan Gruffudd, Kyle Minogue, Will Yun Lee, and Colton Haynes.

Somehow, the superhuman combo of Gugino and Daddario is second fiddle to the Roland Emmerich-stlye displays of CGI cities laid to waste, making entertainment hay out of the inevitable Big One due to strike any minute now.

It's a reunion between Johnson and director Brad Peyton, the Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore helmer who directed him in the 3D family adventure Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.  Peyton is taking a swing at the big time with this destructo-fest, and he struck fear into the heart of The Rock in the process.

Now we have multiple earthquake kits at home. And when you realize the magnitude of this, you go home grateful for the days you have," Johnson said late last year. "It gives you a different perspective. It makes you stop and think that there's no beating Mother Nature. She's the toughest mama around."

Ray's most valuable asset in this battle with "the toughest mama around" is modern transportation. "There's nothing that I don't pilot or drive. We utilize everything we can to get there," Johnson explained. "This has big stakes. It's entertaining and also has heart."

Lost and The Strain executive producer Carlton Cuse wrote the San Andreas screenplay from a story by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore.

San Andreas is set to rumble in theaters on May 29th, right in the heart of summer movie season.

Check out the new official poster, which is rich in Freudian weirdness:

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