Dwayne Johnson is set to appear in the forthcoming movie Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and filming for the movie took place in Waikiki, Hawaii, which brought back some fond memories for the actor. Dwayne grew up in Hawaii, where he attended secondary school, which he would often skip to go off with his friends.
Johnson explained, “I did a lot of my growing up here in Hawaii. I would skip school and me and my buddies would go down into Waikiki and there was a theatre down there and we would watch Harrison Ford movies, and Sylvester Stallone. I mean, those guys were my heroes, and I dreamt about this [successful career] back then. It was a special time for me.” Dwayne then went on to discuss a little about Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
He added, “I enjoyed the first one, which is why I wanted to take a crack at the sequel. There are a lot of new things in this movie. I think that the writers and the filmmakers have really done a good job at elevating the series. The goal was to reboot it. The first one, you had a T-rex. In this one we have a gigantic lizard, we have miniature elephants, we have gigantic bees. There's a lot of cool action set pieces that people are going to see.” Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is set to be released in the US on February 10, 2012.