With an inclination for destruction, San Andreas director Brad Peyton now turns his attentions to gigantic animals, in blockbuster Rampage. To mark the film’s release we sat down with the talented filmmaker.
Firstly we spoke about the difficulty in achieving a tone whereby the film has various moments of light relief and never doesn’t compromise on the severity of the stakes. Meanwhile, we asked about working with Dwayne Johnson, in what is a successive collaboration between the filmmaker and the world’s leading action hero.
We then discuss the bond we share with animals and how the film gets its heart from this very theme, while we ask briefly about San Andreas 2 and whether fans of the original can expect to see a sequel any time soon.
Watch the full interview below:
Global icon Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure “Rampage,” directed by Brad Peyton. Johnson stars as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who keeps people at a distance but shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, incredibly rare albino silverback gorilla who has been in his care since he rescued the young orphan from poachers. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with discredited geneticist Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.
Rampage is out in cinemas now.