Along with “Fast and Furious” and “G.I. Joe,” another franchise that Dwayne Johnson helped boost was that of “Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D”. Starring in the second film, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D,” there has been loose talk ever since about a follow-up film.
The film’s director Brad Peyton spoke with Collider at WonderCon over the weekend whilst out promoting his and Johnson’s new disaster thriller “San Andreas”. He confirmed reports that not one but two more ‘Journey’ films are planned, and he prefers the approach of doing multiple films:
“We are working on a script for 3 and 4. There’s no official status but it’s one of those things we chip away at and I’m gonna do a meeting on it next week, so we’re still figuring it out.
When we finished Journey 2 and were like, ‘I feel pretty good about this,’ and the movie went on to do really well, you instantly go, ‘Well this is what I would do. I would do this and this,’ based on the Jules Verne works that we have, so we had concepts right away.
If I’m gonna do three of ’em or two of ’em, let’s just do it, because it’s hard to get there and then it’s hard to sustain. As soon as you get that release down you’re like, ‘Okay I need a vacation.”
Peyton’s “San Andreas” opens in July, and he’s currently in post-production on the supernatural thriller “Incarnate”.