Director Brad Peyton (right) speaks with actor Josh Hutcherson on the set of the movie "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.’ — Submitted photo
"Republic of Doyle" is getting its latest touch of Hollywood this week.
Gander native-turned-blockbuster-filmmaker Brad Peyton - whose most recent project was "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," starring Michael Caine and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - is on set in St. John's to direct an episode of the show.
Peyton was asked to guest-direct after meeting "Republic of Doyle's" producers at a hockey game in Los Angeles. It's his first time working on a television show, and he told The Telegram it's quite a bit different than what he's used to.
The episode he's working on is different from what the show's fans are used to, too, he said.
"My episode has a lot of action in it, which I think is cool," said Peyton, known for his stunning special effects in film. "I've been told it's different from most other episodes because it has a lot of guns. I know (characters Jake and Malachy Doyle) don't use guns, but we have a villain who is really bad-ass, so they need guns."
See the full story from the "Republic of Doyle" set with Brad Peyton in Thursday's Telegram.