Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
We're looking for reporters for the BFI London Film Festival
Movie News

Transformers Franchise Planned Up To Part 8
Ten more years in the works
Sam Smith's Spectre Theme Released
UPDATE: Now with promo video
More Movie News

23 June 2015
New Hitman: Agent 47 Trailer Shoots Online
''You don't want an agent... You want an army''
More Movie News

Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Empire Star Rating
San Andreas (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Lone Survivor (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Way Way Back (2013)
Empire Star Rating
John Carter (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Race To Witch Mountain Trailer
The Rock tangles with aliens and Area 51

18 November 2008  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Yahoo

submit to reddit

His Rockness is back, and this time it’s alien. Yes, our favourite ex-wrestler, Dwayne Johnson, is starring in Disney’s kid-friendly sci-fi remake romp, and you can see the first trailer for Race To Witch Mountain here.
The story sees Johnson play a Las Vegas cab driver who gets more than he bargained for when he picks up kids Tia (AnnaSophia Robb) and Tony (Alexander Ludwig) – and learns that they’re aliens. Enlisting the help of a UFO expert (Carla Gugino) he tries to get the pair back to their ship in Witch Mountain, only to run into an obstacle in the shape of Ciaran Hinds’ sneering bad guy Burke.
To complicate matters further, an interplanetary invasion threatens if the kids can’t get back to their ship, and an alien bounty hunter is also after the young pair.
Thank goodness they’ve got El Rockerino on their side. Race to Witch Mountain is out here on April 10 next year, so you’ll have to wait until then to smell what Dwayne Johnson is cooking. We hear he does a mean choc-chip pancake.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Vampire Books House Of Night Snapped Up
By producers Birnbaum and Chechik
Murphy's The Nutty Professor May Return
Writers asked to pitch new sequel

Your Comments

Looks pretty good
I can just tell those kids are going to get on my nerves if I see this. It looks pretty good all the same, but I know I'll just end up seeing it when it's on Sky Premiere in about a year.. More

Posted by crimebusterofthesea at 22:11 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

Maybe they'll bump into Pegg and Frost's 'Paul' and he can hitch a ride with them More

Posted by DigitalMan at 22:06 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

Harmless fun
It definately shows Dwayne's natural humour and it all seems to be a 3 starrer, good viewing (especiall if you have kids), but easially forgettable. Are they trying to reimagine the psycho robot Maxamillion from The Black Hole (one of my personal favourites of these type Disney movies) with The Bounty Hunter because looking at this trailer they have failed immeasurably. It sucks is what I'm saying. More

Posted by Taz69 at 16:23 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

Don't Get Me Wrong...
I like Dwayne Johnson, I really do. I'm waiting patiently for the material to match his undoubted talent and natural charisma. But I just keep thinking of Suburban Commando whenever I hear about this. Not that I think Witch Mountain will be anything like it (especially having seen the trailer). Maybe it's just the wrestling connection. Ignore me. More

Posted by chizmund at 15:28 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

just checked out the trailer on yahoo movies and looks like a good kids film and as adults we all like a good kids film right? And you need something like this to bring you back up after watching the Watchmen the week before! More

Posted by Tokkas100 at 10:53 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

LINK LINK LINK!!! guys must still be asleep...there is no link!!! More

Posted by Noelg25 at 10:39 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

nope no link......
must admit the originals passed me by cant think why. maybe this new reimagining (if thats what they are calling it) will be fun. (now if we just had a link to the trailer........) More

Posted by ilander66 at 09:59 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

Is it me or is there no link on this story yet? More

Posted by Gretzky at 09:50 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

the witch mountain films were always guilty pleasures of mine every xmas as a kid hope they can pull it off x x More

Posted by Amezzeray at 07:48 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

Jessica Chastain On The Martian
On becoming an astronaut and rescuing Matt Damon AGAIN

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

Hallowed Ground: Folk Horror In British Film
Ten tales from our island's dark past

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)