There are some real world issues that some studios cannot foresee. For instance, the recent devastating Nepal earthquake death toll has exceed 7,000. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. would be releasing San Andreas, whose subject matter is dealing with a fictionalized account of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake centered along the infamous fault line.
Dwayne Johnson plays a helicopter rescue pilot who now must save his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) and his daughter (Alexandra Daddario) from the aftermath of the quake and the following aftershocks. We’ve seen a bit of the destructive force in the previous trailer, but this latest one is sure to reinforce the idea that there is no way of hiding from an earthquake. Check out the latest trailer below.
Films are suppose to be an escape, and this would have been a great one to check out since it has been a while since there has been a blockbuster natural disaster film. I’m sure that WB will do some tweaking to the marketing campaign given the recent events. But it won’t be hard for some critics to ask WB to hold off on pulling the film from its release date. Not saying that they don’t have a case, it’s just that it’s hard when a film like this can draw so many parallels.
Also starring Paul Giamatti, Archie Panjabi, Ioan Gruffudd, Will Yun Lee, Colton Haynes, and Kylie Minogue, San Andreas is scheduled to open in theaters on May 27, 2015. It is directed by Brad Peyton.
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.
The action thriller “San Andreas,” from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”