New Line Goes on a Giant Monster Rampage


New Line Cinema is interested in bringing some classic 8-Bit action to the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter has word that a feature film version of Rampage is in early development, based on the 1986 game from Atari.

The Kaiju-themed game was a cross-platform hit and spawned five sequels with the most recent, “Rampage: Total Destruction” arriving in 2006 for the 20th anniversary. The original game is officially described as follows (thanks to Moby Games):

George, Lizzy and Ralph were just ordinary Americans, until an experiment went wrong, turning them into a Gorilla, Lizard and Werewolf respectively. Following this, the three of them plan to go round destroying buildings, and up to three human players can join in.

Smashing at the edges of the buildings for long enough will make them collapse. The police and military are after you, and will shoot at you, so try to destroy them (failing that, you can avoid the bullets). You will need to eat regularly, with things like plants on offer, to avoid shrinking back to being human.

The project is now out to writers so check back for developments as they become available.