A new trailer for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island has gone online. The film is a follow-up to Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D sans Brendan Fraser’s zany antics. This new trailer isn’t incredibly different from the first trailer (except for the music), and the visual effects still look make the film look like Spy Kids: Dinosaurs! What this new trailer does have is Dwayne Johnson riding a giant bee. The trailer is preceded by an uncomfortable intro by Johnson and star Josh Hutcherson that’s saved by the duo’s charm and some pec flexing by the former.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Michael Caine, Luis Guzman, and Vanessa Hudgens. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island opens in 3D February 10th.
The trailer for the Journey to the Center of the Earth sequel, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, makes the movie look cringe-worthy, but director Brad Peyton has already lined up another movie. Variety reports that Peyton has sold his sci-fi action pitch Invasion to Reel FX. J. Daniel Shaffer will write the script, which centers on “a group of unarmed and unprepared students from Philadelphia that find out they’ll have to become soldiers to survive an attack from a supernatural force.” So Red Dawn with aliens or ghosts or some such. Got it. It’s also being described as “Cloverfield-esque” and I hope that doesn’t mean “found-footage”.
Invasion will be Peyton’s first non-family film. He previously directed Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore and he’s also closed a deal to direct Journey 3. It may be unfair to harshly judge Peyton since he’s had to work with crap material for not crummy family films, but the sequels to crummy family films (cue Center of the Earth fans). Invasion will be straight from him so we’ll see if he can succeed with adult fare. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island stars Dwyane Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, and Greendale Community College graduate Luis Guzman. The film opens in 3D on February 10th.
We have one last set of images and synopses from the comprehensive preview of Warner Bros. 2012 slate. Some of the images are new: Bryan Singer‘s fairy tale Jack the Giant Killer, The Lucky One starring Zac Efron, and Ben Affleck‘s Argo. Many of the images we have seen before: Leonardo DiCaprio as The Great Gatsby, Dwayne Johnson in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island , Sam Worthington in Wrath of the Titans, the cast of Dark Shadows led by Johnny Depp, Sean Penn as period gangster in The Gangster Squad. But all the images are in beautiful high resolution. Check out all 11 images along with the official synopsis, release date, and cast/crew for each film after the jump.
Apparently New Line Cinema is pleased with the team behind the scenes of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island because they’ve decided to keep the same group on board for a potential third installment. If plans for Journey 3 move ahead, director Brad Peyton will carry over, along with writers Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn and Richard Outten, and producers Beau Flynn, Charlotte Huggins and Tripp Vincent. This bodes well for the sequel (which releases on February 10th) since we can assume it tested well over the weekend. The film, based on Jules Verne’s “Mysterious Island” follows Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) as he searches for his missing grandfather (Michael Caine) on an island crawling with dangerous wildlife. Hit the jump for more.