Hollywood is once again mining video games for ideas for movies. The latest movie adaptation of a video game is the upcoming Rampage movie, which stars Dwayne Johnson as he attempts to tame gargantuan beasts. The movie is based on the classic 1986 arcade game by Midway Games where a King Kong-like gorilla, a Godzilla-esque dinosaur or lizard or alligator, and a werewolf are all transformed into enormous versions of themselves as they battle each other and destroy cities such as Peoria, Illinois and Plano, Illinois.
The Rock, looking much like his character in Jumanji, stars in the Rampage movie as primatologist Davis Okoye. He is best bros with a silverback gorilla named “George.” However, the side effects of a mysterious “Project Rampage” initiative transforms the gorilla into a gigantic beast capable of obliterating cars and skyscrapers. George is joined by a 30-foot-tall wolf that flies and a dragon-like creature that would make Daenerys Targaryen quiver.
Dwayne Johnson is the hardest working man in Hollywood. If feels like Jumanji just hit movie theaters and his other movie Skyscraper just debuted its trailer during Super Bowl 52. Johnson reunites with director Brad Peyton, who also was at the helm of San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The film also stars Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan from The Walking Dead. Rampage smashes into theaters on April 20, 2018.
Here is the official Rampage synopsis.
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.