Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in negotiations to star in Witch Mountain for Walt Disney Pictures, a rehash of their 1975 family film Escape To Witch Mountain according to Variety.
Johnson will play a Las Vegas cab driver who picks up a pair of siblings with psychic powers on the run from those who would exploit their abilities. Johnson is essentially stepping into the role Eddie Albert played in the original.
The screenplay is by Matt Lopez while Andy Fickman is directing. Fickman and Johnson worked together on The Game Plan which is due out later this fall.