San Andreas helmer Brad Peyton is in talks to direct New Line’s videogame adaptation RAMPAGE, reuniting him with star Dwayne Johnson and producer Beau Flynn. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the live-action adaptation will closely resemble the game, with three giant monsters destroying major cities that can only be stopped by Johnson.
Peyton will direct off a script written by Ryan Engle, who scripted the Liam Neeson action-thriller Non-Stop. Peyton will also produce along with Flynn and his FlynnPictureCo. and John Rickard via his shingle Rickard Pictures. Production on Rampage will begin next summer after Johnson completes Fast & Furious 8.
San Andreas has passed the $460 million mark at the global box-office this summer and is the highest-grossing film Warner Bros has released this year. Talks of a sequel are already in the works.
Peyton, Johnson, and Flynn previously collaborated on 2012’s Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, the sequel to 2008’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. The trio are also in development on the third entry in that franchise.
Peyton is repped by CAA.
Kristen McRobbie | Staff Writer
This news was first reported by Deadline.