New Line Developing Earthquake Disaster Movie SAN ANDREAS: 3D

     December 1, 2011

I guess it was only a matter of time. With Hollywood craving anything and everything 3D, the market seems ripe for a disaster film resurgence. What better way to kick off a string of 3D disaster pics than with earthquakes? New Line Cinema is leading the charge with the aptly named San Andreas: 3D. 24 Frames reports that versatile scribe Allan Loeb (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 21) wrote the script, which centers on a man “forced to go on the road to reconcile with his children and his estranged wife, who’s moved away and taken up with another man.” The film follows the protagonist’s journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Beau Flynn (Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D) is producing, and the project is currently seeking a director. With movies like this, the best you can really hope for is big spectacle (Michael Bay could sure have some fun with earthquakes in 3D). Roland Emmerich took a stab at monstrous quakes with 2012 pretty effectively, so we’ll have to see if the director they go with can come up with a cool take on the disaster genre. Either way, 3D earthquakes are coming soon to a theater near you.

  • Mike.Hutnan

    Is that picture and description not from the movie 2012? If they are not: then wow, they are ridiculously similar (and that is not really a good thing).

  • Leo

    I smiled at the thought of Michael Bay directing this movie. You just know that there would be giant explosions coming from the ground. It doesn’t matter if there is no way to possibly explain how an explosion happened (For example the crash landing of an alien ship on the moon in outer space where there is no oxygen and nothing that can burst into flames allowing for an explosion). An explosion gives a movie credibility. Period.

    If I am going to pay to go to a movie, I am only going to a movie where I can buy a Big Ass Popcorn (with extra butter of course) and a Big Ass Pepsi (with no ice of course) and just sit there and watch the orgy of explosions taking place in my eyeballs (in 3D of course) and just pray that the orgy doesn’t make me ruin a perfectly good pair of pants (from the extra butter of course). But the one thing that I refuse to do when watching a movie in a theater with a large popcorn and a Pepsi is have to stop and think.

  • Allan Loeb

    Hey Adam, little Collider exclusive here for you… I’ve also just finished another script about an alien invasion that takes place around independence day, it will need a black male lead to play a cocky fighter pilot with a tall nerdy scientist-type in a supporting role and it’ll also feature the President (is Bill Pullman available?), it’s called ‘Alien Invasion on the 4th of July 3D’…

  • Jason

    Get Paul Greengrass!

    Out of all the movies he’s done, an earthquake movie will perfectly justify his shaky cam crap!

  • Hiro the Eighth Samurai (and 14th Assassin)

    Why don’t they just make it a sequel. Hollywood loves sequels, loves grinding franchise names into the dirt, far past their expiration dates.

    Just call it “2012: San Andreas in 3D!!!!”

  • Capn

    Y’know, I was skeptical about this at first, but the fact it’s in 3D has really given me optimism about the project…

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