Brendan Fraser Won’t Commit to Journey to the Center of the Earth Sequel

Brendan Fraser and Josh Hutcherson in Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) Movie Image

As much as I like Brendan Fraser, the guy definitely isn’t very choosy when it comes to making movies. Anyone who has seen the trailers and/or TV spots for his upcoming CGI cheesefest “Furry Vengeance” can attest to the man’s unabashed lack of shame. Still, you really can’t really fault the guy for appearing in these films, as his campy, over-the-top performances can turn an otherwise brain dead family flick into something just about anything can enjoy. Assuming, of course, that you have a high tolerance for actors who aren’t above chewing a little scenery.

That being said, Fraser’s virtually unwatchable 2008 3D outing “Journey to the Center of the Earth” is one of the exceptions to this rule. I hated the picture with every fiber in my cinematic soul, and am quick to judge those who claim they enjoyed it. However, since the film grossed a respectable sum of money during its theatrical run, New Line is desperate to cash in on the current 3D craze by releasing a sequel. Problem is, director Eric Brevig is busy with “Yogi Bear”, and Fraser isn’t too keen on working with anyone else on the project. Unless their star suddenly changes his mind, the studio may move Fraser’s co-star Josh Hutcherson into the lead role. This begs the question: Does anyone really want another installment in the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” series if its only draw is missing in action? Considering how profitable 3D films are, you can bet that New Line is willing to take that chance.

Via : Deadline