Brad Peyton Signs Up For Military Adventure

From the writers of Iron Man


by Owen Williams |
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Having already arranged to follow up this summer's San Andreas with the monster-mashing of **Rampage, director Brad Peyton has now added another project to the pile. He'll direct an as-yet untitled "high concept military action-adventure" movie for Sony{ =nofollow}, from a screenplay by Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway.

That's the extent of the information available so far: along with there being no title, the plot is also under wraps. But it's evidence of Peyton's sudden ascent to the ranks of sought-after studio action directors, after San Andreas achieved the rank of Warners' second biggest hit of the year. That earthquake epic starred Dwayne Johnson, as did Peyton's previous Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and as will Rampage (and the possible Journey 3). So it can't hurt that he has a Rock in his pocket.

Marcum and Holloway, meanwhile, have rapidly become one of those name writing teams often attached to big projects even though not that many films have yet been made from their work. Their sole post-Iron Man credit on a completed film is Punisher: War Zone, but they've been hard at work on developing new versions of Highlander, Alien Nation and Buck Rogers, along with Transformers 5 and possible spin-offs in the disguised-robots franchise.

Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur are the producers of this new military project, through their Original Films banner. Peyton will also executive produce, along with his partner Jeff Fierson. The timeline is, currently, anyone's guess.

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