London, Feb 8: Veteran actor, Michael Caine, best known for his Oscar nominated roles in ‘Alfie,' and ‘Educating Rita,' brings us his first family 3D movie.
He says he got involved with the film for a very special reason: “I've got three new grandchildren, they're three and twins, two, and I never do any films, you know they'll have to wait until they're eighteen to see ‘Harry Brown' or something like that, or ‘Get Carter.' And I did the same thing for their mother years ago, I did ‘The Muppets Christmas Carol' when she was seven, you know.”
But from a professional point of view, Caine says it was high time he got a taste of 3D.
“I mean 3D, I'd never been in it, and I though I'd better do it before I finish because I'm getting up there a bit now, so there may not be too many more movies coming my way. Especially not 3D. I'd never been offered, and turned down a 3D movie ever, and so I was very happy to do this.”
“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” is the 3D sequel to the successful “Journey to the Center of the Earth.”
The movie sees Josh Hutcherson reprise his role as Sean Anderson.
Sean teams up with his mother's boyfriend Hank - played by Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) - on a mission to find his grandfather (Caine), who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
Caine says he loved working with Johnson, “He's a hell of a guy, he's very big to antagonize,” he said, but he joked that he made sure he kept on the right side of him, “I thought I don't want to mess with him, even if I was his age I wouldn't want to mess with him. Everybody always says with guys that size, oh he's very nice, but that's because no-one's ever been nasty to him.”
Caine says shooting the movie on Hawaii was also good fun, especially since there were no mosquito bites to deal with, “We were in Hawaii, which is in the jungle. It's hot and humid as you expect the jungle to be, but it's very weird because Hawaii is 2,500 miles form the nearest land and there are no animals or insects or anything, or birds. The jungle is just like movie jungle, there's nothing in it. I mean there's the occasional rat or something that escaped off a ship from immigrants, you know. But there's nothing in there, which is handy for mosquitoes and all that. But it's quite weird, isn't it?”