Director Brad Peyton’s “San Andreas” is all set to premiere in theatres Friday. Peyton's film stars Dwayne Johnson as a man who must navigate a massive earthquake in California in order to save his daughter.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Peyton revealed that he would love to direct a film about superheroes. When asked which character he would love to tackle, Peyton’s unflinching response was “Superman.”
“I really, really like Superman. Obviously, Batman is super cool, but the only problem with Batman is that Tim Burton -- who is probably my biggest influence as a kid -- made 'Batman,' and then Christopher Nolan just knocked that out of the park. Superman, I really like the juxtaposition. It's cool that the strongest guy in the room can be the flub at work.” He added that he finds the love story between Lois Lane and Superman/Clark Kent to be “phenomenal.”
Meanwhile, "San Andreas" cast member Carla Gugino said she would like to explore superhero movies as well, but she did not reveal which character she would like to play.
“San Andreas” is based on a screenplay by Carlton Cuse and story by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore. The cast also includes Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Paul Giamatti and Kylie Minogue. It was filmed in Australia and San Francisco and will be released in 3,777 theatres in 2D and 3D.
The title, which refers to the San Andreas seismic fault, is expected to connect with the audience. “When you say that title, people instantly understand what they’re in for. They are fascinated by this kind of thing -- this type of end-of-the-world stuff,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst at Rentrak, Variety reported.