Dwayne Johnson plans Journey To Centre Of The Earth

Brendan Fraser

Dwayne Johnson has replaced Brendan Fraser as the action man of choice in Journey To The Centre Of The Earth sequel Journey 2: The Mysterious Island .

Whereas Fraser played the uncle of Josh Hutcherson in the first flick, Johnson has been brought in to take his place for the fantastical follow-up.

Johnson will play the boyfriend of Hutcherson’s mother, who finds himself sucked into a trek to a monstrous island to help find the boy’s missing grandfather.

Directed by Brad Peyton ( Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore ), the script is apparently a loose interpretation of Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island . Shooting is set to commence in October in North Carolina and Hawaii. Like the first film, it will be released in 3D.