Since the 1970s, the disaster film genre has ebbed and flowed, with recent entries such as Roland Emmerich’s 2012 resurrecting the catastrophe canvas, and a new Godzilla film on its way as well from fledgling filmmaker Gareth Edwards (Monsters). And after giving us Cloverfield back in 2008, JJ Abrams was reportedly working on an untitled disaster film involving an earthquake. David Seltzer, who wrote the original 1976 Omen, was working with Abrams to write the script and develop that project.
Today comes word from Variety that Carlton Cuse ― perhaps best known as a writer and executive producer on Lost, and as the creator of Nash Bridges ― has signed on to draft New Line Cinema’s San Andreas: 3D.
First announced late last year, the project ― which deals with a massive earthquake hitting California ― was written by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore with Allan Loeb having already performed rewrites.
Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) was recently said to be in talks to direct San Andreas: 3D, but his involvement has yet to be officially confirmed.