Since 1986, video gamers have been destroying cities on the screen with Midway's lovable massive monsters George, Lizzie, and Ralphie. In New Line Cinema's new movie Rampage, these creatures get the cinematic treatment alongside Dwayne Johnson, and the new trailer teases even more of the colossal carnage to come.
Directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas), Rampage is slated for an April 20th, 2018 release from Warner Bros. As someone who grew up spending countless hours playing Rampage World Tour and Rampage 2: Universal Tour on the PlayStation 1, I'm excited to see how George, Lizzie, and Ralphie are depicted on the big screen. Will you be watching it this April?
From the Press Release: "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 mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators 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.
“Rampage” also stars Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), Malin Akerman (TV’s “Billions”), Jake Lacy (TV’s “Girls”), Joe Manganiello (TV’s “True Blood”) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV’s “The Walking Dead”); as well as P.J. Byrne (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Marley Shelton (“Solace”), Breanne Hill (“San Andreas”), Jack Quaid (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”), and Matt Gerald (TV’s “Daredevil”).
Serving as executive producers are Marcus Viscidi, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Jeff Fierson, with Wendy Jacobson co-producing. The screenplay is by Ryan Engle and Adam Sztykiel, story by Ryan Engle, based on the video game Rampage."