First Trailer for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Starring Dwayne Johnson
11.10.11 by Ryan
Those that enjoyed the 2008 family adventure movie Journey to the Center of the Earth might notice that Brendan Fraser is a no-show for the sequel, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. In Fraser's place next to Josh Hutcherson's character of Sean Anderson, however, is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, which seems like an upgrade, at least in terms of potential action scenes and certainly in the "pec pop" department (though Fraser will always reign when it comes to awkward clapping).
In Mysterious Island, Hutcherson discovers a coded distress signal that leads him to a, well, mysterious island that doesn't exist on any map. Johnson, Hutcherson's new stepfather, comes along for the ride, as well as a tour guide pilot (Luis Guzman) and his daughter (Vanessa Hudgens). Michael Caine plays Hutcherson's missing grandfather.
Very loosely based on Jules Verne's 1874 novel Mysterious Island, the script for Journey 2 was written by Mark and Brian Gunn, who have experience with sequels after scripting 2004's Bring it On Again. The movie is directed by Brad Peyton, who has experience helming 3-D sequels after last year's Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.