Brad PeytonWith ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ about to be released next month, its director, Brad Peyton, has already lined up his next project. Variety is reporting that Peyton has sold his idea for a sci-fi movie called ‘Invasion’ to Reel FX.

‘Invasion’ will be about “a group of unarmed and unprepared students from Philadelphia who discover they’ll have to become soldiers to survive an attack from a supernatural force.” It’s been likened to “Cloverfield.”

Peyton is better known for directing family fare films such as ‘Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore’ and ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.’ The latter is the sequel to ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ and set to be released next month. Peyton already closed a deal to direct the third installment.

The screenplay for ‘Invasion’ will be written by J. Daniel Shaffer with Peyton on board to direct and produce. Also attached to produce is Andrew Adamson, executive producer for the ‘Shrek’ movies and ‘Puss in Boots.’

From the description alone, the movie sounds like it is similar to ‘The Darkest Hour’ but instead of a group of young people fighting an electrical alien, they are fighting a supernatural force. With the ‘Cloverfield’ reference, one has to wonder if it will also include bits of found footage filming that was seen in that movie.

Hopefully Peyton will do well with directing movies from his own ideas rather than continue directing sequels to movies that didn’t fare well in the theaters.