On the back of the incredibly successful seventh instalment of The Fast and Furious franchise, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in the new trailer for San Andreas. The film reunites him with director Brad Peyton following their collaboration on Journey 2: The Mysterious Journey and it’s safe to say the pair will be hoping for a better result this time around.

The film boasts six (!) screenwriters including Carlton Cuse (Lost and Bates Motel) and Allan Loeb (The Dilemma and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), and follows a rescue chopper pilot (Johnson) who embarks on a journey across the state of California in order to save his daughter (played by True Detective’s Alexandra Daddario) in the aftermath of a massive earthquake.

Watch the new trailer below:

Joining Johnson and Daddario are Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum), Ioan Gruffud (Fantastic Four), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Home and Away) and Oscar-nominated Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man) – we can’t be the only ones hoping that Giamatti has a more substantial role than he had in The Amazing Spiderman 2.

We didn’t report on it before but the film has recently hit headlines because of the timing with the devastating disaster in Nepal as of late. As a result, the studio has changed its marketing somewhat, including incorporating donate and help out messages in trailers/TV spots. The classy move in a difficult marketing situation, I think it’s safe to say.

What are your thoughts on the new trailer?

San Andreas is released on May 29th this year.