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New Line Starts Movement on ‘San Andreas’ Sequel

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Surprisingly absolutely no one, New Line Cinema has begun development on a sequel to “San Andreas,” the 2015 Dwayne Johnson blockbuster.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Warner Bros. division has tapped Neil Widener and Gavin James (“Verona”) to write the script for the disaster film, which will see the return of Johnson and director Brad Peyton. Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Paul Giamatti are also expected to reprise their roles.

In the original, which grossed more than $473 million worldwide, Johnson starred as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot who teamed with his estranged wife (Gugino) to rescue their daughter (Daddario) when a series of devastating earthquakes hit California.

THR contends the sequel will expand the disaster beyond California, to the infamous Ring of Fire, the horseshoe-shaped area surrounding the Pacific Ocean that’s home to 75 percent of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes.