‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ is the sequel to ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D’ and will star none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Josh Hutcherson is returning as aspiring explorer Sean Anderson. Johnson will star as the boyfriend of Hutcherson’s mom who is forced to bring him on a trip to find his missing grandfather on a mythical island. The film is loosely based on Jules Verne’s “The Mysterious Island.”
Apparently, Brendan Fraser was not able to commit to the start date of this film which freed the production team to start looking for his replacement. Regardless, he is a strong action star and much better than Brendan Fraser for this film in my opinion. It seems that Johnson is trying to shed “The Rock” persona that made him famous by having only his first and last name attached to movies. The bad thing is that I have yet to see the original, I am just not a huge fan of Fraser’s recent films.
What are your thoughts on this bit of casting news? Does this sound like a good film?