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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The theaters these days are filled with re-makes, live adaptations of classic animated films and video game adaptations. The next one on the list going into production is the classic video game Rampage, by Bally Midway who sold the rights to Warner Bros. Pictures. This game was released in 1986 in which players controlled one of three giant monsters and attempted to destroy a city before they were taken out by military forces. When we first learned about the project there was one actor confirmed for the film, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. As of today we have a lot more information. 

Over the weekend Johnson posted some an image of himself working out and gave us a little bit of information about the film. Yesterday, also through Instagram he took a photo with actor Jason Liles in a motion caption suite, who will be playing George, an albino gorilla. He goes on and talks about the work Liles has put in to take on the role of George. Check out the images below.

Also thanks to COLLIDER, we have a list of the cast as well as the synopsis for the film, which Johnson had teased over the weekend. Here is what to expect from Rampage:

Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered alpha predators. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer 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.

The film will be directed and produced by Brad Peyton who Johnson had worked with on San Andreas. As far as the rest of the cast he will be joined by Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, P.J. Byrne, Marley Shelton, Breanne Hill, Jack Quain and Matt Gerald.

At this point I do not know what to make of this as a lot of video game films don’t do very well. Only time will tell if this ends up being or just another one of Johnson’s disasters or if we get a pleasant surprise. Whats your opinion on the Rampage film?

Rampage is set to smash into theaters April 20th, 2018

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Source: COLLIDER, Instagram

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.