Alexandra Daddario, San Andreas, San Andreas 2, sequel, Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is busy with a plethora of projects at the moment but it looks like he can clear one of them that was in development off his dance card. SAN ANDREAS, an earthquake disaster film that was released in 2015, had a sequel in development soon after the film became a hit at the box office but one of Johnson’s co-stars, Alexandra Daddario, doesn’t think the sequel is happening anymore. 

Daddario is currently making the rounds promoting the release of Die In a Gunfight and during a recent interview with Collider, the actress was asked about the San Andreas sequel. While the film was in development at Warner Bros. at one time, Daddario thinks the project likely isn’t moving forward:

“It was mentioned to me several years ago when I went in to New Line. I don’t think that the exec that I was speaking to is there anymore. But they had a draft written. As far as I know, it’s not happening. It’s been a long time. I don’t think so. I think it was in development at one point I should say. But that happens in Hollywood all the time.”

San Andreas was directed by Brad Peyton and starred Dwayne Johnson as a search and rescue helicopter pilot. In the film, the infamous fault line of the same name gives away and it triggers a massive magnitude 9 earthquake in California which results in mass chaos and destruction. Johnson and his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) have to make it in time from Los Angeles to San Francisco to rescue their daughter (Daddario) before it’s too late. San Andreas was a sizable hit globally, grossing $473 million worldwide. Back in 2016, it was revealed that a sequel was in development and it would take place in the Ring of Fire, with volcanoes causing the mass destruction this time. In 2018, director Brad Peyton said he’d love to return to direct but he wasn’t sure about the sequel’s status at that time.

San Andreas was a nice little throwback to disaster films that dominated during the mid-late ’90s but I don’t think a sequel was 100% necessary. I feel like Warner Bros. execs saw those global box office numbers and just greenlit a sequel without really thinking and, since over 6 years have passed since the release of the first film, I don’t think the moviegoing crowd is exactly hungry for another San Andreas installment.

Would YOU want to see a sequel to San Andreas?





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