Hollywood 3D disaster pic headed for Oz

Village Roadshow Pictures and New Line Cinema are co-producing San Andreas, a 3D thriller which follows the aftermath of a massive earthquake which devastates parts of California.

Dwayne Johnson is set to play the protagonist, a helicopter pilot who embarks on a treacherous journey to search for his missing daughter, from whom he is estranged. Deadline.com reports that New Line views the project as having the potential for a franchise.

Brad Peyton, who collaborated with Johnson on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, is attached to direct. Shooting is due to start next April at the Village Roadshow Studios and on locations in Queensland on a budget reported to be around $100 million.

If understands the producers, the Flynn Picture Co., have secured a chunk of the $20 million incentive for offshore production announced earlier this year by the Labor government.

Arts Minister George Brandis was quick to claim some of the
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