Warner Bros. has released the final San Andreas trailer for director Brad Peyton’s (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) upcoming disaster film. Dwayne Johnson stars as a helicopter rescue pilot who must work together with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) to save their daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after a massive Earthquake strikes California. This last trailer really goes all out on the destruction angle, and some of the shots are indeed pretty terrifying. During an earthquake, there’s really nowhere to run.
I’m getting a strong Dante’s Peak vibe from this movie, and on the one hand it’s kind of refreshing to see the return of the disaster genre—those movies can be fun!—but on the other hand, we live in a post-9/11 world and some of the imagery seen in this trailer is evocative of real-life horrors both past and present. I’m not saying this movie couldn’t or shouldn’t exist, I’m just saying it’s going to be hard for some viewers to ignore a few of the real-life parallels.
Check out the final San Andreas trailer below via Warner Bros., which includes a cover of “California Dreamin’” by Sia. The film also stars Archie Panjabi, Ioan Gruffudd, Will Yun Lee, Colton Haynes, and Kylie Minogue. San Andreas opens in 3D on May 29th.
Here’s the official synopsis:
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.
But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.