Dwayne Johnson in Talks to Return for Journey 3

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Earlier this week, we learned that a follow-up to Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is in the works now that the 3D family adventure has earned $272 million worldwide on a budget of $79 million.

The Wrap adds that Dwayne Johnson is in talks with New Line/Warner Bros. to return in the role of Hank Parsons, the stepfather of Josh Hutcherson’s Sean. Hutcherson, who starred in the first Journey as well with Brendan Fraser, is also expected to return.

Brad Peyton will again sit in the director’s chair and will be using a script by Brian and Mark Gunn. Beau Flynn, Tripp Vinson and Charlotte Huggins are producing.

There’s no word yet on whether Michael Caine, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzman and/or Kristen Davis will return for the third installment.

The studio is targeting a 2014 release for Journey 3.

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