Kristin Davis On Mysterious Island

Joins Dwayne Johnson for Journey 2

Kristin Davis On Mysterious Island

by Owen Williams |
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Her trip to Abu Dhabi didn't go so well, but Sex and the City's Kristin Davis is on her travels again, joining **Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

The sequel to Journey to the Centre of the Earth will cast Davis as mother to Josh Hutcherson's Sean Anderson; the only returning character from before. Dwayne Johnson, as already reported, replaces Brendan Fraser in the hunky-lead-guy role of Davis' boyfriend (back to the family fare after Fast Five and Faster); and Michael Caine is Hutcherson's Action-Grandad, the missing scientist who's the reason for the journey in the first place. We're promised he'll have a bit of a Swarm flashback and fight some killer bees. Sweet.

The Mysterious Island is, like its predecessor, at least loosely based on a novel by Jules Verne (although the book is actually a sequel to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea). It's been filmed a few times before, including in 1961 with Ray Harryhausen effects, and as a 2005 TV movie starring Patrick Stewart.

Richard Outten's original script was an island-bound adventure about a grandfather/adventurer who came up with the theory that Jules Verne, Robert Louis Stevenson and Jonathan Swift had independently heard rumors of a strange island in the South Pacific, which inspired each of them to write their classics (Mysterious Island, Treasure Island and Gulliver's Travels). The grandfather/adventurer believed the island to be real and, when he disappears searching for proof of its existence, his grandson picks up the trail. Once the studio bought the script, Outten rewrote the screenplay, refitting it for the sequel as Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

Brad Peyton (Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore) is the director, and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (see what they did there?) is currently shooting in 3D in Hawaii, for a September 2011 release.

Note: Thanks to Richard Outten, who got in touch to clarify some details about his original script.

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