VIDEO: Fans stake out The Rock's Lockyer Valley film set
HOLLYWOOD superstar and former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is in the Lockyer Valley filming his new movie San Andreas.
Police and security locked down roads in the Tenthill area yesterday to keep media and fans away from the film set.
San Andreas is a big budget disaster movie set after a devastating earthquake hits California.
Filming has taken place on the Gold Coast in recent weeks.
Yesterday, the film set relocated to the Lockyer Valley, which was chosen because it resembled rural California.
The film's location manager Gareth Price said the search to find a suitable environment to shoot the necessary scenes had taken months.
"We were looking for the classic rural setting, with ploughed fields either side of a long straight road and a huge horizon in the distance," he said.
"We eventually settled on the Lockyer Valley as it had all the elements we were looking for."
Gatton teen Samantha Litzow said she lived next door to where the film was being shot and was excited to have a bit of Hollywood in her backyard.
"All the film trucks arrived on Sunday at about noon," she said. "Since then I've been hoping to see some of the stars of the film.
"Unfortunately I've had no sightings yet, the film crews are strict in not allowing members of the public to get too close to the set."
Toowoomba dad Jochen Eberhard and his daughter Abigail also visited the location, with binoculars in hand to get a closer look from the road barriers.
"We came out here today just for the fun of it," Mr Eberhard said. "I think it's interesting that they're using Gatton to film scenes set in California."
Mayor Steve Jones said residents were excited about having such a huge film shot in their community.
"A lot of people are talking about it," he said. "I've been fielding numerous calls from people wanting to know more about what will be filmed here."
Warner Bros sent letters to Lockyer Valley residents living in neighbourhoods where filming was expected to take place.
According to the letter, the shoot will involve car driving sequences using left-hand drive vehicles.
San Andreas is set to open in movie theatres on June 5, 2015.