Deadline is reporting that Brad Peyton will soon become the director of the sequel to 2008’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. The original film was directed by Eric Brevig, and while his return to the director’s chair would have been an optimal situation, Warner Brothers wants to release the film by fall 2011 and Brevig is currently tied up with the Yogi Bear film. As a result, Peyton is being tapped to fill the void (apparently his work on the upcoming Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore was impressive to Warner executives).

One potential consequence of replacing Brevig? Brandon Fraser might be out.
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