San Andreas to shake up cinema halls on May 29


Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson’s next mega project “San Andreas” is set to hit theatres in India on May 29 in both English and Hindi.

The American action-adventure disaster film directed by Brad Peyton, also stars Indian-origin actress Archie Panjabi. The film releases very close to the devastating earthquake in Nepal, which happened on April 25. When asked if there was ever a discussion internally about whether it would seem insensitive to sell a movie about a tragedy that has rendered so many people homeless and dead so recently, Johnson said,

“Prayers and thoughts continue to go out to everybody in Nepal and everybody who was affected by that event. But the truth is you go into a project like this with everything you have got and your heart and your soul, and you just want to make a good movie, and, again, you understand the context,” the 43-year-old actor said.

Sharing about her experiences while facing an emergency situation, Archie Panjabi said until she came to America, she hadn’t really been through any disasters.

Archie Panjabi
Archie Panjabi

“And then, as soon as I moved to New York, I experienced a hurricane. And then Hurricane Sandy hit me in quite a big way. I had twelve days without any electricity, any water, and you start asking deeper profound questions?how powerful Mother Nature is, how short life is, how grateful we should be for things,” the actress said.

San Andreas will be an action-adventure disaster film directed by Brad Peyton. The screenplay was written by Carlton Cuse, with Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore receiving a story credit.

The story is based on a post-earthquake scenario in which, a Los Angeles Fire Department rescue-helicopter pilot (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) attempt to leave Los Angeles and head to San Francisco to find and rescue their daughter (Alexandra Daddario).

Check out the trailer of the film