Dwayne Johnson headlines a cast that includes Michael Caine, Vanessa Hudgens and The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, in theaters February 10. ET was on location in Hawaii with the intrepid travelers, who revealed that Duane has a secret talent!
"He's one of the guys. He's always joking around, having a good time," says Josh. "Earlier today on set he was playing ukulele, and he's such a big guy I'm surprised he can actually somehow manage the guitar. It looks so small, let alone a ukulele, and he mastered that thing. He's a really, really fun guy."
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"I did a lot of my growing up here in Hawaii," says Dwayne about returning to his roots to film the fun adventure. "I would skip school and me and my buddies would go down into Waikiki and there was a theater down there and we would watch Harrison Ford movies, and Sylvester Stallone. I mean, those guys were my heroes, and I dreamt about this back then. … It was a special time for me."
In Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Sean Anderson (Josh) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist. Unable to stop him from tracking the signal to its source, Sean's new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne), joins the quest that will take them to an island of stunning beauty, strange and threatening life forms, volcanoes, mountains of gold and more than one astonishing secret. The film is inspired by the classic Jules Verne novel.
"I enjoyed the first one, which is why I wanted to take a crack at [the sequel]," said Dwayne. "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."
Shot in 3D, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island sails into theaters and IMAX February 10.