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The Rock Will Fight Giant Monsters in 'Rampage' Video Game Movie

23 June 2015 12:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Dwayne Johnson is reuniting with his San Andreas producer Beau Flynn for an adaptation of the popular 1980s video game classic Rampage. The original game, created by Midway, featured three giant monsters, a gorilla, a lizard and a wolf, who cause destruction and chaos in major cities around North America, while trying to fend off military forces. While plot details are being kept under wraps, The Rock will play a man who tries to stop these destructive monsters.

Ryan Engle (Non-Stop) wrote the screenplay, with New Line currently seeking directors, and production slated to begin in the summer of 2016. The plan is for Dwayne Johnson to shoot this project after he wraps on Fast & Furious 8, which is slated for release on April 14, 2017. The project will mark the fourth collaboration between Dwayne Johnson and Beau Flynn, following Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, last year's Hercules and San Andreas, which has »

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

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Paramount Sued Over Upcoming Renée Zellweger Movie Score

9 June 2015 7:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada has sued Paramount Pictures for allegedly breaching its master contract by recording the score to Renee Zellweger’s upcoming film “Same Kind of Different as Me” in Slovakia.

The suit, filed Monday in Los Angeles federal court, asserts that the studio has violated provisions of its collective bargaining agreement with musicians that require Paramount films produced in the U.S. or Canada to be scored in the U.S. or Canada.

Paramount had no immediate response to a request for comment.

It’s the second such suit filed by Afm within the past two months. The union filed suit on April 27 against Warner Bros., MGM and Paramount for alleged violations of the union’s master contract for recording film scores outside the U.S. and Canada for “Interstellar,” which was produced by Warner Bros. and Paramount; Warner’s “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island »

- Dave McNary

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Do audiences want quality movies? L.A. Earthquake Flick to Pass Domestic $100M Mark Today

8 June 2015 7:24 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'San Andreas' movie with Dwayne Johnson. 'San Andreas' movie box office: $100 million domestic milestone today As the old saying (sort of) goes: If you build it, they will come. Warner Bros. built a gigantic video game, called it San Andreas, and They have come to check out Dwayne Johnson perform miraculous deeds not seen since ... George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, released two weeks earlier. Embraced by moviegoers, hungry for quality, original storylines and well-delineated characters – and with the assistance of 3D surcharges – the San Andreas movie debuted with $54.58 million from 3,777 theaters on its first weekend out (May 29-31) in North America. Down a perfectly acceptable 52 percent on its second weekend (June 5-7), the special effects-laden actioner collected an extra $25.83 million, trailing only the Melissa McCarthy-Jason Statham comedy Spy, (with $29.08 million) as found at Box Office Mojo.* And that's how this original movie – it's not officially a remake, »

- Zac Gille

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San Andreas opens to $113 million worldwide

1 June 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

San Andreas has certainly been no disaster at the box office, having opened to an impressive $113 million worldwide.

The blockbuster movie, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, opened in 60 markets around the globe and shot to the number one position domestically with $53.1 million (knocking Tomorrowland from the top spot) and added another $60 million from its international screenings. This is the biggest non-Fast and Furious or G.I. Joe opening for Dwayne Johnson, who many thought wasn’t able to helm a money making movie after the failure of Hercules last year.

San Andreas‘ $53.1 million is also way ahead of its predicted take of $40 million.

See Also: Read our review of San Andreas here

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. »

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Clooney pic rocked by earthquake

31 May 2015 7:42 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The combination of George Clooney, a dual Oscar-winning director and an astronomical budget hasn.t paid off for Tomorrowland, least of all in Australia where Disney.s mystery-adventure was shaken by San Andreas last weekend.

In other B.O. news, global receipts for Mad Max: Fury Road climbed to $US281 million after its third weekend, including an estimated $116 million in the Us and $165 million in the rest of the world.

Ariel Kleiman.s debut feature Partisan had a quiet opening in Oz on 14 screens, despite an extensive social media campaign orchestrated by Madman Entertainment.

Directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island), disaster pic San Andreas seized the top spot in Australia, grabbing $3.2 million. Pro-rata, that was well below the weekend Us opening of $US54.6 million, perhaps because Dwayne Johnson is a bigger drawcard at home than here.

Johnson plays a search and rescue helicopter pilot who is joined »

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Weekend Report - 'San Andreas' Rocks With $53M

31 May 2015 7:33 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

[Update] Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson proved he can open a tentpole film all by his not-so-little lonesome with San Andreas's estimated, beefy $54.6M domestic take. That $14K per theater average, in 3,777 venues, was much better than the predicted $40M for the Warner Bros. disaster flick. 44% of that was attributed to 3D and, with an A- CinemaScore, it looks like the film will have domestic box-office aftershocks for some weeks to come. But the U.S wasn't the only place that the tremors were felt. Overseas, in 60 markets, San Andreas ranked #1 in 55 of those markets, opening with an international cume of $60M (on 14.5k screens) resulting in a worldwide cume of $113.2M.The real winner in this story, however, is Johnson. San Andreas is the best opening for him where he was not part of an ensemble, such as the Fast and Furious or the G.I. Joe flicks. Last year's »

- Keith Simanton <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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San Andreas before the special effects

30 May 2015 9:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is currently battling the largest earthquake the world has ever seen in director Brad Peyton’s disaster flick San Andreas, and the folks at Sploid have put together a neat little video comparing the film before and after the addition of visual effects. Check it out below…

See Also: Read our review of San Andreas here

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. 

But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning.  And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.

San Andreas reteams Dwayne Johnson with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton, and also stars Carla Gugino (Wayward Pines), Alexandra Daddario (Texas Chainsaw 3D »

- Gary Collinson

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‘San Andreas’ Set to Rock Box Office with $47 Million Debut, ‘Aloha’ Left in the Dust

30 May 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros.’ “San Andreas” is no box office disaster, with the 3D action film drawing $18.2 million on Friday, setting it on track for a projected weekend haul of $47 million at 3,777 locations and smashing past early estimates that put it around the $40 million mark. Cameron Crowe’s “Aloha,” meanwhile, was left in the dust, eyeing a modest $10-11 million weekend after a slow Friday that drew approximately $3.6 million at 2,815 sites.

Critics may not be giving “San Andreas” points for its brains, but the Dwayne Johnson film is certainly demonstrating its brawn — its strong performance is the best of Johnson’s career outside the “Fast & Furious” franchise, handily beating the opening weekend haul for “Hercules” ($29.8 million), “Pain and Gain” ($20.2 million) and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” ($40.5 million).

There’s still a chasm between “San Andreas” and the opening weekend tallies for Roland Emmerich’s similarly cataclysmic movies, “The Day After Tomorrow” ($68.7 million) and “2012” ($65.2 million »

- Laura Prudom

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‘San Andreas’ Heads for $40 Million-Plus Opening, ‘Aloha’ Eyes $12 Million

29 May 2015 1:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dwayne Johnson’s disaster drama “San Andreas” is anything but a disaster, dominating moviegoing at the U.S. box office with early projections showing a $40 million-plus opening weekend.

The opening of Sony’s “Aloha” is likely to finish the frame at around $12 million, or the mid-range of recent forecasts that have been tamped down as negative buzz surrounds the rom-com — despite the star power of Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams.

San Andreas” showed respectable drawing power with $3.1 million in latenight shows Thursday, while “Aloha” arrived with a meek $500,000 at 2,275 locations in preview showings. Early Friday estimates showed a $16 million opening day for “San Andreas,” which is playing at 3,777 locations, and a Friday total of $4.5 million for “Aloha” at 2,815 site.

Warner Bros.’ 3D “San Andreas” is arriving with an easy-to-understand premise — a mega-earthquake and aftershock clobber California, forcing Johnson’s helicopter pilot character to scramble to rescue his daughter, »

- Dave McNary

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Win ‘San Andreas’ IMAX Tickets!!

29 May 2015 12:57 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

After the infamous San Andreas Fault gives, triggering a magnitude 9-plus earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over… it’s just getting started.

To celebrate the release of action thriller San Andreas, out in cinemas now, we have two pairs of tickets to see San Andreas in IMAX 3D at your nearest IMAX cinema.

San Andreas reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The film also stars Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti.

To be in with a chance of winning, just »

- The Hollywood News

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What The Rock’s Been Cooking: A Dwayne Johnson Retrospective

29 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The key moment in the acting career of Dwayne Johnson is an obvious one that occurs not very long into The Rundown, the 2003 adventure film that paired him with the intermittently watchable Seann William Scott. As Johnson’s character, a “retrieval expert”, walks into a club to collect one of his charges, Arnold Schwarzenegger, playing himself for all we know, tips his hat to Johnson and simply says, “Have fun.” It’s a blessing, first of all, from the undisputed king of action film braggadocio, but as delivered by the Terminator himself, it’s also a warning, a reminder to not take the blows of his career too seriously, especially in an arduous career that will likely involve getting critically lambasted on the regular despite being popular as all get out. The funny thing is that Johnson has never seemed to struggle in his career, even when his talents have »

- Chris Cabin

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Box Office: ‘San Andreas’ Shakes Up $3.1 Million Thursday Night

29 May 2015 7:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dwayne Johnson’s “San Andreas” has opened with $3.1 million in latenight shows Thursday in the U.S., portending a solid weekend launch for the disaster drama.

Cameron Crowe’s “Aloha” generated a modest $500,000 at 2,275 locations in preview showings on Thursday night, in line with expectations that the Sony comedy-drama will open with in a range of $8 million to $12 million.

Warner Bros.’ 3D “San Andreas,” depicting a massive earthquake in California, is expected to take first place by a wide margin this weekend with about $40 million at 3,777 locations. Village Roadshow Pictures co-financed and co-produced “San Andreas” with Warners for $110 million with much of the movie shot in Australia to take advantage of government incentives.

Johnson plays a helicopter pilot seeking his daughter — portrayed by Alexandra Daddario — in the aftermath of the mega-quake. “San Andreas” is directed by Brad Peyton, who also helmed Johnson in New Line’s “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. »

- Dave McNary

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San Andreas Review

29 May 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Ah yes, the summer movie season. Time to park our brains in the cinema foyer and enter into the popcorn filled darkness to enjoy some special effects wizardry and some cool actors in peril. It’s unfortunate then that in a time when real life events overshadow those created by Hollywood, such a venture makes for an empty experience where no amount of crumbling skyscrapers can make up for a script that has enough jarring lines and hammy dialogue to fill the fault line ten times over. Director Brad Peyton, who previously worked with Dwayne Johnson on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island opens the film promisingly enough with a nail-biting ravine rescue.  Johnson proves he’s got the mettle to handle any crisis as Ray, an La Fire Department Search and Rescue helicopter pilot. When the San Andreas Fault triggers a 9 plus magnitude quake up the West coast, he and »

- noreply@blogger.com (Clare Daly)

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Exclusive Video Interview: Brad Peyton Talks Reuniting With Dwayne Johnson In San Andreas

28 May 2015 9:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Opening in theaters this week is San Andreas, which was directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) and follows the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, and a rescue-chopper pilot (Dwayne Johnson) that makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter (Alexandra Daddario).

Full of everything you’d expect from a big summer blockbuster, the film delivers a wildly entertaining ride, with our own Matt Donato calling it the “epitome of a summer blockbuster with plenty of eye-popping industrial carnage to behold” in his review.

A few weeks ago during the Los Angeles press day for San Andreas, we sat down with Peyton for an exclusive interview to speak about why the film is not a disaster movie, what he liked about the script, and reuniting with Dwayne Johnson.

Check it out in the video above and be sure to catch »

- Jami Philbrick

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Brad Peyton interview: San Andreas, The Rock, Statham, Star Wars

28 May 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The San Andreas director on working with Dwayne Johnson, family dynamics in movies, and of course, Jason Statham...

Brad Peyton is one happy and enthusiastic man and, has every reason to be. Having worked his way up from making short films and with only two feature length films on his CV (Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) he’s now helmed San Andreas, a solid and spectacular slice of disaster movie mayhem and the biggest movie of his career.

San Andreas isn’t just big in terms of effects though, as it stars Mr Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as the heroic rescue pilot on a one man mission to save his family from a disastrous earthquake. Marking the second collaboration between Messrs Johnson and Peyton after the joyously surreal and insane surprise that was Journey 2, the two find themselves on more serious territory, »

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'San Andreas': What the Critics Are Saying

28 May 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

When a massive earthquake hits California, a rescue-helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) makes a dangerous journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save his estranged daughter (Alexandra Daddario) in San Andreas.  The film reunites Johnson and director Brad Peyton, who worked together on 2012's Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and also features Carla Gugino, Paul Giamatti and Ioan Gruffudd, with a screenplay written by Lost's Carlton Cuse.  Opening opposite the Cameron Crowe-directed romantic comedy Aloha (and coupled with Tomorrowland's less-than-stellar opening last weekend), San Andreas is projected to earn the top spot this weekend without too much competition. The

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'San Andreas' (2015) Movie Review

28 May 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Has it ever occurred to studios and filmmakers that if they were to simply snip 10-15 minutes of forced tension from their "disaster porn" blockbusters it would not only tighten their narrative, but improve the level of enjoyment and save them several millions of dollarsc In the case of San Andreas, buildings would still fall, the Earth's surface would still roll, Paul Giamatti would still survive while his subordinates die, Alexandre Daddario would still fit nicely in a tank top and Dwayne Johnson would still be required to perform feats of strength to save those he loves. Win-win... rightc After all, it isn't as if San Andreas is all that different from any other movie of this sort. Destruction on a large scale (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Bakersfield are laid to waste), characters narrowly escaping a variety of un-escapable situations, fingertip survival, the "He left me!" moment and the »

- Brad Brevet

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San Andreas movie review: 9.6 on the Ridiculous Scale

28 May 2015 4:48 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Cornball disaster-porn melodrama… in 3D! Dumb, insulting, and bloodless. It’s Hollywood’s subconscious death wish brought to life, in more ways than one. I’m “biast” (pro): like Dwayne Johnson, love Paul Giamatti

I’m “biast” (con): not enamored of disaster movies

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

San Andreas opens with a truly spectacular helicopter rescue of a woman whose car has plunged down a ravine near the Southern California coast. It’s nothing to do with the Big One about to strike the region (although maybe we’re meant to infer that the rockfall that pushed her off the road was a foreshock of the quake to come). It’s just another day at the office for Los Angeles Fire Department search-and-rescue pilot and all-around daredevil badass-in-the-name-of-good Ray and his crew.

The scene is visually dazzling — and not like anything we’ve seen before! »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Final trailer for San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson

28 May 2015 1:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its release today, Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted a final trailer for San Andreas, which you can check out below…

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. 

But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning.  And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.

San Andreas reteams Dwayne Johnson with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton, and also stars Carla Gugino (Wayward Pines), Alexandra Daddario (Texas Chainsaw 3D), Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Home and Away), Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones), Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four), Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine), Colton Haynes (Arrow), and Kylie Minogue (Holy Motors).

San Andreas is out now.

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- Gary Collinson

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