rampage trailer

Rampage, one of the most simplistic arcade games of all time, is now a giant event movie starring Dwayne Johnson. The world’s most charismatic movie star takes on a trio of giant animals (one of whom is his best buddy) in the video game adaptation, which is based on an experience that has no plot, no characters, and little do to beyond mash a button to smash buildings. Is this just crazy enough to work? Could this be the movie to finally break the dreaded video game adaptation curse?

Watch the first Rampage trailer below so you can muster an opinion.

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Rampage first look

Update: The first poster for Rampage has arrived and we’ve added it to the post below.

Looking at a new photo of Dwayne Johnson standing in the rubble of a destroyed city, you’d be forgiven for thinking he’s on the set of San Andreas 2, the planned sequel to his earthquake disaster movie from 2015. But these new images are actually our first look at Rampage, a movie adaptation of the 1986 video game which – perhaps not coincidentally – reunites Johnson with San Andreas director Brad Peyton. Dwayne Johnson vs. giant monsters? Yep, safe to say this one’s going to make some money.
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Rampage pic

Dwayne Johnson is on the hunt for one big silverback gorilla. The nearly nonexistent story of Midway’s classic arcade game, Rampage, has been adapted into a story about primatologist Davis Okoye and his best friend, a gorilla named George. Brad Peyton‘s (San Andreas) film is all about one beefy animal lover trying to save the day and his closest pal.

Below, check out new Rampage photos from the set.

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next Dwayne Johnson movies

Dwayne Johnson is keeping busy as usual. The actor, who’s currently shooting Rampage in Atlanta, has a handful of big popcorn movies on his schedule, including Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleSkyscraper, and Shazam! He recently teased his future in the DC Extended Universe and posted photos from Rampage and provided an update on another G.I. Joe movie.

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Brad Peyton (San Andreas) has started shooting his adaptation of Rampage, based on Midway’s classic and repetitive 1986 video arcade game. Since the game is only about monsters wreaking havoc on buildings, the movie gives Peyton and the screenwriters, including Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel), the freedom to tell the story they want to tell.

The other day, some plot details were leaked, which explained the overall premise of the film. They were fairly run-of-the-mill plot points, what you’d expect from an adaptation of a game without a story. Now, Warner Bros. has released an official synopsis, which has a bit more info on the plot, and the film’s star, Dwayne Johnson, shared a photo from the set.

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Dwayne Johnson - Saturday Night Live

Dwayne Johnson hasn’t slept since around 2005 or so and it looks like he won’t close his eyes for the foreseeable future. In addition to filming the video game adaptation Rampage, he recently signed on to headline Disney’s film adaptation of their beloved theme park attraction, The Jungle Cruise. And when he’s not making movies and spending every waking moment in the gym, The Rock is using Instagram to share new details about his upcoming projects. For example: we now know more about the plot of Rampage and Johnson’s involvement in re-designing the various Jungle Cruise theme park attractions around the world.

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Rampage Plot

The big screen has seen its fair share of giant movie monsters lately. Pacific Rim had humanity fight them off with giant robots called Jaegers, Godzilla returned to crush buildings and more in 2014, Kong: Skull Island pitted the giant ape King Kong against a slew of creepy monstrosities just last month, and even the indie world is bringing a huge creature into play controlled by Anne Hathaway in Colossal. And there are only more massive monsters coming.

Rampage is a new movie starring Dwayne Johnson based on the Midway arcade game of the same name from the 1980s. The game has players controlling humongous versions of an ape, a wolf and a lizard, all trying to cause as much city destruction as possible while avoiding the military trying to take them down with tanks, helicopters and more. That game is being turned in to a movie, and if you were somehow expecting it to be anything less silly than the game itself, we have some bad news. Read More »

Jeffrey Dean Morgan

There are three huge monsters running amok across North America in Rampage. God help the one that tries to mess with Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead), who along with star Dwayne Johnson, we wouldn’t mind seeing go a few rounds, hand-to-hand, with a giant wolf or giant lizard. That dream may come true because Morgan has just been cast in Brad Peyton‘s (San Andreas) video game adaption.

Below, learn more about the Jeffrey Dean Morgan Rampage casting news.

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Naomie Harris Joins Dwayne Johnson in ‘Rampage’

Naomie Harris

One of this year’s Academy Award nomineesNaomie Harris (Moonlight), gets to confront a giant wolf, a giant gorilla, and a giant lizard all in one movie, Rampage. Harris has signed on to star in Brad Peyton‘s (San Andreas) video game adaptation, based on 1986 arcade game. Apparently, she responded to the “fun” tone of the script, which has been compared to Ghostbusters and Independence Day.

Below, learn more about the Naomie Harris Rampage casting.

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Adapting a video game with no story must be simultaneously freeing and terrifying, a chance to use a few basic building blocks to tell the story you want to tell while also having no established foundation to build upon. Maybe that’s why it has taken five years for a movie based on the 1986 arcade semi-classic Rampage to come together – giant monsters destroying cities is an inherently cinematic concept, but there is literally no story present here beyond “giant beasts punch skyscrapers into dust.”

But Rampage is happening now and the ever-busy Dwayne Johnson is set to star, reuniting with his San Andreas director Brad Peyton. While production on the video game adaptation isn’t set to begin until next year, Peyton is already answering questions about film. Specifically, how is this going to be a film at all?

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