Rampage movie director

Its been almost four years since New Line Cinema announced they would be developing a big budget movie based on the Midway classic video game Rampage, but it seems like the film is finally ready for cameras. A month ago we learned that Dwayne Johnson was in talks to star in the monster-filled blockbuster, and now we’re learning that he will be teaming up with his San Andreas director Brad Peyton no this new disaster movie.

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I’m not indiscriminately against sequels, but for every X-Men: First Class, Kung Fu Panda 2, or Fast Five, there’s a The Hangover Part II, a Transformers: Dark of the Moon, or a Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. And while it’s admittedly unfair to jump to conclusions about movies before they’ve even entered production, the sequels we’re talking about today aren’t exactly at the top of my most-anticipated list. After the jump, read about:

  • Grown Ups 2, the follow-up to last year’s Happy Madison comedy
  • The Lincoln Lawyer 2 — and yes, that’s in addition to the upcoming TV series also based on the same source material
  • Journey 3, a sequel to next February’s Journey 2
  • and The Birdcage 2, fifteen years after the first Birdcage

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Considering what a big part of life earthquakes are in sunny Southern California, what big moneymakers disaster films can be, and how obsessed Hollywood is with 3D spectacle at the moment, I’m a little surprised San Andreas: 3D isn’t a thing that already exists. But no, New Line has just announced the new project, which as the title suggests revolves around a huge earthquake that hits the famed California fault line and causes widespread destruction in three action-packed dimensions.

Allan Loeb, whose previous works include Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and 21, has written the script, with Beau Flynn (Journey to the Center of the Earth) on board to produce. More details after the jump.

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