Dwayne Johnson is going to see what else is out there besides giant electrical eels and super-advanced submarines.
The "Fast Five" star is in talks to continue replacing Brendan Fraser in the third installment of the incredibly successful "Journey" series of sci-fi adventure films, according to The Wrap.
Johnson appeared as Hank Parsons, a stepfather who's looking to connect with his brooding stepson, Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson), in "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." Their bonding commences when Sean intercepts a distress signal from his grandfather (Michael Caine), who's been stranded on the very island that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write "Treasure Island," Jonathan Swift to write "Gulliver's Travels" and, of course, Jules Verne to write "The Mysterious Island."
No word on what the plot of the third "Journey" will involve, but "Journey 2" ended with the family mulling over a copy of Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon," so our money's on an intergalactic space adventure.
The first film in the series, "Journey to the Center of the Earth," opened in 2008 and starred Brendan Fraser as Sean's uncle. That film took in $242 million in worldwide box office, though New Line must be happy with their decision to replace Fraser with The Rock, as "Journey 2" has already surpassed its predecessor with a $276 million worldwide box office take -- and counting, as the film still has yet to open in some foreign markets, including Japan.
Josh Hutcherson, who will next be seen in "The Hunger Games," is expected to reprise his role in "Journey 3," though nothing's been made official yet. No start date on "Journey 3" has been announced, as New Line is probably waiting to see how quickly Lionsgate might want to jump on "Catching Fire" before trying to work around Hutcherson's schedule.
Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson will next be seen as Roadblock in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," opening June 29.