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Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino Go On the Run in First 'San Andreas' Images

Dwayne Johnson has learned a thing or two about earthquakes while working on the disaster movie San Andreas. -- namely, that a quake of the scale depicted in the film is possible.

"The most incredible thing I found out doing the research was just how overdue for a massive earthquake we are," Johnson told USA Today. "Like 100 years overdue. It's incredible, and scary as hell. It sounds like a movie line, but it's a matter of when, not if."

In addition to talking with Johnson and director Brad Peyton, USA Today also debuted a trio of images featuring Johnson as a top-notch firefighting helicopter pilot who teams with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) to save their daughter, played by Alexandra Daddario.

"We're going to show what the largest earthquake ever recorded would look like, all in a highly populated area," Peyton said. "And this earthquake would have the potential for global impact because the Earth is having an event.''

The film started amassing stars last year: first Dwayne Johnson, then Carla Gugino, Colton Haynes and, most recently, Kylie Minogue. San Andreas is scheduled to shake audiences on May 29, 2015.

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