El Paso TX - Veteran character actor and fan-favorite Luis Guzmán, star of the upcoming film, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” joined El Paso Mayor John Cook at the El Paso Zoo yesterday for events promoting the new 3D family adventure. Local Entravision Radio stations KYSE 94.7 FM El Gato, KOFX 92.3 FM The Fox, and KINT 93.9 FM Jose promoted the events, which offered the first 200 listeners free admission to the zoo for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Guzmán, one of the country’s biggest Latino actors and star of the upcoming release, opening February 10th. The Hollywood-style extravaganza featured live music, family-friendly activities and was capped off with the presentation of a key to the city by Mayor Cook to Guzmán. Prior to the zoo events, Guzmán was also on hand to introduce a special advance screening of the film at Cinemark West Theater, where lucky winners of Entravision Radio-sponsored promotions of the film had the special opportunity to see the film before it’s debut into theatres next month.
The follow-up to the hit 2008 film, “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” the new film takes young Sean Anderson to a mysterious island where no island should exist: a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes and more than one astonishing secret. Unable to stop him from going, Sean’s new stepfather joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.
“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” stars Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzmán and Kristin Davis. Directed by Brad Peyton from a screenplay by Brian Gunn & Mark Gunn, story by Richard Outten and Brian Gunn & Mark Gunn, it is produced by Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson, and Charlotte Huggins, with Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Samuel J. Brown, Marcus Viscidi, Michael Bostick and Evan Turner as executive producers. A New Line Cinema presentation of a Contrafilm Production, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and will be available concurrently in IMAX® theaters worldwide. Rated PG for some adventure action and brief, mild language.