When famed cataclysm junkie Roland Emmerich announced he was going to tackle Shakespeare and look towards futuristic sci-fi, we imagine the world’s landmarks and most famous cities breathed a collective sigh of relief that the Master Of Disaster was giving them a break. But Los Angeles and its surrounding areas can’t be complacent, because New Line is looking to hit them with a massive earthquake in San Andreas: 3D.
According to the LA Times, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps writer Allan Loeb has been cranking out a first draft that sees the titular fault line open up between California and Nevada, leading to major destruction. Through the madness, a man must head out to reconcile with his children and with his ex-wife, who is living with someone else. Hhhm… A bit like John Cusack in 2012, then? Disasters always seem to bring out our need to be together. Presumably her new boyfriend will end up falling in a chasm or getting crushed by a brick or something.
Right now, it’s at an early stage with the company and Journey To The Center Of The Earth producer Beau Flynn starting to look for the right director. Michael Winterbottom’s never made a big disaster movie… Maybe he should throw his hat into the ring? Kidding!
Meanwhile, our Man In LA (hello!) just needs to go and check on his earthquake emergency kit again. You never know...