Volcanlogist Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) is visited by his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson) who discovers his deceased brother Max's copy of Jules Verne's novel "A Journey to the Center of the Earth". Taking the novel to Hannah Asgelrsson (Anita Briem), an Islandic scientist, she mentions that the novel is actually a work of fact and soon go on a journey and discover a hidden world within our own Earth.
A 2007 3-D experience released in 2008, pioneering VFX artist Eric Brevig made his feature directorial debut from the screenplay by Michael Weiss ('The Butterfly Effect 2'; 'I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer') and Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin ('Madeline'; 'Nim's Island'). Charlotte Huggins and Beau Flynn were producers; Toby Emmerich, Fraser, Mark McNair and Tripp Vinson were executive producers. A New Line Cinema and Walden Media presentation.