Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

'San Andreas' Trailer Released: Destroying Los Angeles Never Gets Old

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

California braces for the Really Big One in the upcoming disaster flick "San Andreas" starring The Rock. It starts out with him toodling along a sleepy Central Coast highway in a pick-up when all of a sudden the titular San Andreas Fault opens up like a gash in the earth.

'San Andreas' takes place in California but maybe in the future or a parallel universe where science can predict earthquakes. That's the only way to explain why Paul Giamatti, playing the part of the sober scientist destined to be ignored, is able to lay it out: "I cannot emphasize this enough: You need to get out, and I mean now. Even though this is happening here in California, you will feel it on the East Coast."

The trailer gives you a hint of the destruction to the soundtrack of a hazy "California Dreaming": Los Angeles' tall building are felled, the Hollywood sign, of course, doesn't stand a chance and the Hoover Dam crumbles like a cracker to give you a sense of just how high on the Richter scale this quake is. It all doesn't look exactly...earth-shattering.

The film directed by Brad Peyton will arrive just in time for summer blockbuster season on May 29, 2015.

Support for LAist comes from