Dwayne Johnson has revealed more Rampage story details
Filming for the video game adaptation started on April 17, but star Dwayne Johnson has now arrived on the Atlanta, Georgia set and shared quite a bit of Rampage story details in a new Instagram post!
“Good to finally have boots on the ground here in Georgia for production of #RAMPAGE,” he says, adding: “I head up an anti poaching unit out of Rwanda. My best friend is a rare albino gorilla named, George. Very bad people infect George, an alligator and a wolf with a serum. All three animals grow at an unprecedented rate. Their size, speed, agility and violent aggression is off the charts. They go on a deadly rampage and want to destroy the world. George not happy. Me not happy. When animals like you, they lick you. When they don’t like you, they kill you. I will hunt down the bad people who did this to my best friend. And when I find them, I will not lick them.”
Johnson also said Weta Digital is handling the special effects: We have the best VFX monster making team (WETA) on the planet. Our actors and crew have been working very hard to raise the monster genre bar. As always, let’s have some fun. Let’s shoot.
Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris star in the Rampage, an adaptation of the classic Midway arcade game. The cast also includes Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, Marley Shelton, PJ Byrne, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald, Breanne Hill, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
This will mark the third collaboration between Johnson, producer Beau Flynn, director Brad Peyton and New Line, having worked on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas together as well. The latter film earned over $473 million at the global box offices, making it the most successful original blockbuster of summer 2015. Carlton Cuse (San Andreas) and his Colony co-creator Ryan Condal rewrote the Rampage script by Non-Stop screenwriter Ryan Engle.
Released in 1986, the original Rampage put players in control of one of three monsters: A giant ape named George; a giant lizard name Lizzy; or a giant werewolf named Ralph. The game saw the monsters running amok across the United States, fighting the military, and destroying key landmarks. Several sequels were developed for the title as well, adding even more types of monsters to the playable roster and extending their path of destruction into the cosmos and even back in time.
New Line will release the Rampage movie to theaters on April 20, 2018.