Hutcherson returns for 'Journey' sequel

Nov. 16, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Filming has begun on location in Oahu, Hawaii, for the family adventure "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," a sequel to "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D."

Josh Hutcherson reprises his role of young adventurer Sean Anderson from the first movie, while Dwayne Johnson joins the cast as Sean's stepfather, Hank Parsons, Warner Bros. said in a news release. Also starring will be Michael Caine as Sean's grandfather, Alexander Anderson.

Vanessa Hudgens and Luis Guzman will play a father-daughter tour guide team and Kristin Davis will play Sean's mom, Liz Anderson.

Directed by Brad Peyton, the new 3D journey begins when Sean receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist -- a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes and more than one astonishing secret, the studio said in a synopsis.

Beginning in January, production will move to Wilmington, N.C., to finish shooting after a holiday hiatus. It is scheduled to wrap principal photography in February.

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