Warner Bros readying ‘Journey 3′, Dwayne Johnson in talks to return
Success of ‘Journey 2′ fuels third installment with director and writers returning.
‘Journey 2 the Mysterious Island’ wasn’t a bad film, it just never felt like anything more than a standard blockbuster. But I can see why it clicked with audiences and made a lot of money worldwide, and now Warner Brothers and New Line are readying ‘Journey 3′ with director Brad Peyton and screenwriters Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn signing on to the project. And looks like the lead star will be returning as well.
The Wrap reports that Dwayne Johnson is in talks to join the third film and will reprise the role of Hank, as well as Josh Hutcherson who played his step-son. We don’t know what the story will be about yet, but it’s a safe guess that it will be based on the writings of Jules Verne. The director once quoted this:
I grew up a fan of Verne, so I know a lot about the mythologies… Mysterious Island was one of eight or nine really seminal works. I know we’ve just scratched the surface of what we can do. This one’s going to be a lot bigger. We’re going to go to a completely different world. It’s just going to be a bigger experience, and we’re going to grow the mythology. Journey 2 was about rebooting a franchise; now it’s about making the seminal work in the franchise.
Did you enjoy ‘Journey 2′ and are you excited for a third adventure?