June 05, 2012 1:38pm PT by Borys Kit
'Journey 2' Director In Talks for Disaster Movie 'San Andreas 3D' (Exclusive)
Brad Peyton, director of New Line’s Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, is negotiating to helm the studio’s disaster movie San Andreas 3D.
Plot details remain underground, but the project is known to center on a massive earthquake that hits California.
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Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore wrote the script, which received a polish by Allan Loeb. The project is intended to have a budget in the $100 million range.
Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing. Michael Disco, Sam Brown and Richard Brener are overseeing for New Line.
Peyton is a Canadian director who gained Hollywood's attention for his 2002 quirky short Evelyn: The Cutest Little Dead Girl. He made his directorial debut with 2010’s Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore but showed his commercial and 3D capabilities with Journey 2. That movie, which starred Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson and Michael Caine, grossed $325 million worldwide after its release in February.
Since Journey 2’s success, Peyton has attached himself to a few projects in development, including Lobo, based on the DC Comics anti-hero.
Peyton is repped by Verve and Jodi Peikoff Law.