Vanessa Hudgens Joins Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
10.15.10 by Ryan
Vanessa Hudgens is looking to overhaul her image with her "kick-butt" character in director Zack Snyder's upcoming action fantasy Sucker Punch, and she wants to keep working in the action genre.
THR reports that Hudgens is joining the cast of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, the sequel to 2008's Journey to the Center of the Earth. This time around, the returning Josh Hutcherson teams up with his mother's boyfriend (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, replacing Brendan Fraser as Hutcherson's uncle) in order to find Hutcherson's missing grandfather (Michael Caine). Hudgens will play a "Pacific Islander who gets swept into the adventure" and ends up falling for Hutcherson.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island will start production in late October under the direction of Brad Peyton (Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore). The story is loosely based on the 1874 novel Mysterious Island by Jules Verne.