Gotta love that we’re living in an age of fan directors. More than any other time in history, we have filmmakers who grew up on things like comic books, genre films, and all-around geek goodness. It’s helped this current generation of blockbusters films to rise above that of the past. Like it or not, we have more successful big-budget films than ever before, with many talented folks hoping to get in on some of the bigger franchises
This year will see the release of Rampage — a film that stars Dwayne Johnson and is directed by San Andreas helmer Brad Peyton. This film is based on the arcade game of the same name and is potentially the first video game adaptation to get it right (potentially). But does Peyton have other aspirations? He has his eyes on other video game films like Just Cause, but beyond that, it sounds like he’s ready to take on some other big movies.
The director spoke with Collider, and in that interview, he said:
“The ultimate dream, for me, is to do those types of things. I just started my own company with my producing partner, called ASAP Entertainment, and we’re developing our own stuff, in case I never get offered those things. That’s my sweet spot. I love elevated genre. I love science fiction and fantasy. That’s what makes this easy for me to do. I could talk to Collider, all day long, because this is my life. I literally still have a huge box of unopened Star Wars toys. I still have 4,000 Marvel comics. The dream is to go do X-Men, or Superman, or Star Wars. Are you kidding?! My head would explode, every day. I would get a Star Wars tattoo. I’d be like, ‘I guess I should retire now. That’s all I need!’ Plan B is to create my own stuff, in case I don’t get offered that because a lot of that is out of your control, but that would be a dream come true.”
So, as it stands, it sounds like he’s just biding his time, waiting for a call from the big boys. We’ll have to wait and see how Rampage is received. What do you think? Would you like to see an X-Men film from Peyton? Sound off down below!
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