|Name Brad Peyton|
Role Film director
|Education Dalhousie University|
|Born May 27, 1978 (age 37) (1978-05-27) Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada|
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, television producer
Upcoming movie Journey 3: From the Earth to the Moon
TV shows What It's Like Being Alone
Nominations Genie Award for Best Live Action Short Drama
Movies San Andreas, Journey 2: The Mysteriou, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge, Journey 3: From the Earth to t, Incarnate
Similar People Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Hugo Johnstone‑Burt, Carlton Cuse, Ioan Gruffudd
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Brad Peyton (born May 27, 1978) is a Canadian-born American film director, writer and television producer. He is best known for directing the 2015 disaster film, San Andreas.
Life and career
Peyton was born in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He graduated from the Canadian Film Centre. He first gained fame with a short film and gothic comedy entitled Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl (2002). The film was initially shown to Peyton's classmates, who clapped in approval. Filmmaker Jeremy Podeswa thus suggested Peyton should also show the film to a lawyer in the film industry in New York. This allowed the film to be distributed among the filmmaking elite. Evelyn also appeared in the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002.
He then created and produced the claymation television series What It's Like Being Alone, which was picked up by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 2006. Reportedly, one of Peyton's mentors is US actor Tom Hanks.
Following the success of Alone, Peyton went on to direct Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore in 2010. In 2012, he directed the hugely successful sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth, entitled Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which starred Dwayne Johnson and grossed $325.9 million. In 2015, Peyton directed the disaster film San Andreas, which also starred Johnson, and the horror film Incarnate.
Peyton has since signed on to direct the feature film adaptation of Rampage, as well as the San Andreas sequel; both of which will star Dwayne Johnson, marking their collaboration for a third and fourth time, respectively. In June 2016 it was confirmed that he had signed on to direct the feature film adaptation of Malignant Man produced by James Wan. On February 10, 2017, it was reported that Peyton will direct, write and produce the upcoming disaster film, Black Hole, which will begin production in early 2018. In March 2017, it was reported that Peyton will be directing a film adaptation of the video game series Just Cause, with Jason Momoa set to star.
Critical, public, and commercial reception to films Peyton has directed, as of August 16, 2015.