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Brendan Fraser may not be returning for the sequel to Journey To The Center Of The Earth, but New Line has found a suitable replacement: Dwayne Johnson. Well, where else would you expect the Rock to be, if not deep underground?
Not that Journey 2 necessarily will follow the downwards path of the original movie. According to the Heat Vision blog, Johnson will play the boyfriend of the lead character’s mom, who accompanies him on a trip to find his grandfather in a script that loosely follows Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island (The movie is currently titled Journey 2: Mysterious Island, in fact).
Josh Hutcherson is returning from the first film to play the lead, Sean Anderson.