Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Actors say scientists signed off on 'San Andreas' script

"The Rock" says the very scary stuff that happens in his big summer disaster flick, "San Andreas," could actually occur. Paul Giamatti agrees.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson gets ready to roll in "San Andreas."
The former, a WWE wrestler now better known as Dwayne Johnson when it comes to making movies, plays a very active search and rescue pilot trying to save the West Coast, mostly Los Angeles and San Francisco, during a series of monster earthquakes. Giamatti co-stars as a Cal Tech professor attempting to warn as many people as he can.
"There is the element of the first responders and the family element," Johnson said during a recent L.A.-based press gathering, "but just as important is the anchor you have with the scientific side of the movie. Prior to Paul coming on board, we had the top scientists challenge the script, before finally saying that all this could happen. 
"We hope it doesn’t, but it could. And having top scientists give it that stamp, and having someone on board to apply it and act it in a way with such conviction gives it the credible heart that Paul did."
 
Archie Panjabi and Paul Giamatti prep to warn TV viewers.
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These (scientists) are amazing," Giamatti added. "They’re not just intellectuals. It’s a real concern for these guys. It’s not just a discipline. They’re deeply committed to trying to find a way to deal with these things.
"I’m from Connecticut, so the only disasters we have there are purely economic," the Oscar-nominated actor quipped. "It actually taught me to call Dwayne if anything happens."
Concluded Johnson. "Hey, it taught me to send a voicemail."
"San Andreas," which opens wide Friday after some Thursday night preview screenings, also stars Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Archie Panjabi. Read about their exploits in the film here.
Meanwhile click here to read more on what The Rock says

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