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Dwayne Johnson takes a dramatic turn in “San Andreas” Trailer

A couple of days ago we saw a few photos from the set of Dwayne Johnson’s latest action film San Andreas. The photos were pretty unsurprising and showed little promise of a film that broke from the pack. But now we have a teaser trailer to sink our teeth into and therein lies a surprise too. Not in plot as much as tone. For an action film, especially a Dwayne Johnson action film, especially a Dwayne Johnson action film directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island), the teaser shies away from in your face action shots and instead opts for atmosphere. Take a look at the trailer, straight from Warner Bros:

As disaster films go, the trailer is pretty quiet, with a sombre “California Dreaming” cover floating around in the background. As refreshing as this is, it doesn’t guarantee that the film will follow suit. We still see wide-shots of unbelievable feats of destruction and Johnson seemingly commanding streets-worth of people to “get down!”. But if the film is in-keeping with the trailer, maybe we’ll get to see a new level of performance from Mr Johnson. San Andreas is in theatres May 29, 2015, and also stars also stars Carla Gugino , Alexandra Daddario , Ioan Gruffudd , Archie Panjabi , Hugo Johnstone-Burt , Art Parkinson and Paul Giamatti.

So, did the trailer shake you to your core?

Dwayne Johnson to the rescue in pictures from “San Andreas”

My April 2015 is certainly looking up since I found I get to see Dwayne Johnson glistening once again in Furious 7 (It’s not weird, he uses the same body oil as me). But just in case you’re worried that one film about gear-head bank-robbers turned vigilantes simply won’t be enough to satiate your craving for some Johnson-driven action, then it will make you even happier to know that San Andreas, the Brad Peyton feature that sees Johnson’s fire-fighter work alongside his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) to save his daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after an earthquake, comes out a month afterwards. But I know what you’re thinking, you need a little something to keep you going until then. Well, you could always watch Hercules again. Ok sorry, that wounds still fresh. So how about some images from the upcoming San Andreas? I thought that’d work! here are the photos from USA Today:

Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino. The next photo is Johnson and a dismembered arm.
Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino. The next photo is Johnson and a dismembered arm.
Rock + Top Gun = Rock Gun
Rock + Top Gun = Rock Gun
Majestic, angelic...the only words I would ever use to describe Johnson
Majestic, angelic…the only words I would ever use to describe Johnson
Celebrating director Brad Peyton's birthday.
Celebrating director Brad Peyton’s birthday.
Dwayne Johnson's daily workout of balancing a helicoptor on a pole whilst in mid-air.
Dwayne Johnson’s daily workout of balancing a helicoptor on a pole whilst in mid-air.

All joking and ogling aside, the images are pretty standard and don’t promise much more than any Johnson action flick offers. But hopefully we’ll find out more with the inbound trailer.

Enough Dwayne Johnson for you?