Journey 2 director Brad Peyton will destroy California with one giant earthquake. Reports have it that the director has just entered talks to helm New Line Cinemas’ San Andreas 3D. The disaster pic will be something in the vein of Roland Emmerich‘s 2012, about a massive earthquake that hits the–you guessed it–San Andreas fault.
According to Heat Vision, San Andreas 3D will be heavy on the special effects, with a budget of $100 million. The script was written Jeremy Passmore (2012′s Red Dawn) and Andre Fabrizio, and polished by Allan Loeb (Wall Street 2, Just Go With It, Rock of Ages). Peyton will also be joined by producers Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson, both of whom worked with him on Journey 2.
Although the source don’t say much about the plot, previous reports have mentioned that San Andreas 3D will focus on a man who is forced to go on the road to reconcile with his children and estranged wife. The massive earthquake hits during his journey.
Peyton first gained recognition with his 2002 short Evelyn: The Cutest Litle Dead Girl. He made his directorial debut with 2010′s Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. His latest movie Journey 2: Mysterious Island hit theaters earlier this year.
If San Andreas 3D is anything like 2012, then it’ll be nothing more than a special effects spectacle with zero character development. But hey, these disaster movies aren’t about that, they are about blowing things up and watching the whole world burn, right? We’ll see.
What do you think? Are you excited for a movie that will destroy California?