Brad Peyton stopped watching his favourite films ahead of Rampage

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 April 2018
Brad Peyton

Brad Peyton

Canadian director Brad Peyton stopped watching his favourite films in preparation for helming 'Rampage'

Brad Peyton stopped watching his favourite films in preparation for directing 'Rampage'.

The 39-year-old moviemaker is a huge fan of the fantasy genre, but Brad has revealed he ceased watching his most-loved monster movies ahead of shooting 'Rampage' because he wanted to avoid outside influences.

Speaking about his love of the genre, Brad shared: "I watch everything that's genre ... I see everything that's like, every Marvel movie, every 'Star Wars' movie. I grew up in a small town and one of the things I loved was Ultraman, you know all those Japanese monster movies in suits, all that stuff.

"My entire life, I've always loved it. Anything that ever comes out like a Godzilla ... in fact, when I was making this movie, I had to stop watching it all, because I was like, 'I don't want to be influenced by it.'

"I've seen it all anyway, but I wanted to go and make my own thing. I don't want to be directly influenced by any of this stuff."

Brad's latest project sees Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson star as a primatologist, and the director feels as though he succeeded in bringing something original to the genre.

He told Collider: "I tried to bring something to the table that was different and unique. And I loved the idea that Dwayne was teaming up with one of the monsters in the movie - I loved that."

Brad also ensured that most of his movie was filmed during daylight, meaning the protagonists couldn't escape the attention of the monsters.

He explained: "Sometimes when you go and watch monster movies, they feel like they're over there. But here, 90 percent of the movie was in daylight, so you couldn't hide from it."

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