HOLLYWOOD, CA (FOX44) – Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Michael Caine join the cast of "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island", a sequel to 2008's "Journey to the Center of the Earth". This film sends the characters on a new adventure. For the stars, doing the project was personal, especially for The Rock who grew up in Hawaii.
Johnson says: "I was a punk kid running around when I was 14, getting arrested and doing a lot of things I shouldn't have been doing and going from that kid to this man and bring this movie back, pump millions of dollars back into the economy, make a lot of local people very happy, it's very special to me."
Caine says: "I’ve become very late in life a doting grandfather so I now have three grandchildren and I wanted to make a movie that, uh uh, they could go and see."
Caine says: "The other reason, the personal reason I wanted to make the film is, it's in 3D and I’ve never, I’m near the end of my career I assume and uh, I’ve never in a 3D film so now that's a double whammy for me."
At 78-years-old, Caine realized sharing a scene with the fit ex-wrestler meant competing with him off camera too.
Caine says: "Every time he did a hundred push-ups I did one. We did one to a hundred and I thought that was fair, you know. But I did end the film a lot fitter than I started."
And for Dwayne, using one of his signature moves to taunt his opponents, worked perfectly in 3D.
Johnson says: "How can I utilize my body in an appropriate way that will be legendary on screen, and of course bounce berries off my chest into the audience, it's called entertainment we call it heaven."