Despite being only 31, Brad Peyton is a very busy, in-demand director, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, he’s now signed up to direct the disaster movie San Andreas 3D (no connection, sadly, to the classic Grand Theft Auto Game).
Peyton is so far only known for his family movies Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and the successful Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which made a healthy $325 million worldwide. The director is already developing a sequel for returning stars Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson, and he has also been hired to write and direct an adaptation of DC Comics’ anti-hero Lobo, which Johnson has been linked to.
As for San Andreas 3D, it promises to be a special effects laden movie about a massive earthquake that hits California. The San Andreas Fault is of course one of the most sensitive transform faults in world, responsible for the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore (the upcoming Red Dawn remake) have written the script and Wall Street: Money Never Sleep’s writer Allan Loeb is currently working on re-writes.
No news yet on casting but when we hear something we’ll let you know.