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Dwayne Johnson to star in adaptation of monster-disaster video game Rampage

06.23.2015

Dwayne Johnson has battled monsters and he has battled massive devastation and now he will battle both simultaneously! The man known as "Franchise Viagra" will re-team with his SAN ANDREAS producer and New Line Cinema to produce a big screen adaptation of the classic arcade game Rampage.

Scripted by NON-STOP writer Ryan Engle, the Rampage film is on the hunt for a director as they aim for production to start in 2016 as soon as Johnson completes work on FAST AND FURIOUS 8. The film will see Johnson team with producer Beau Flynn for the fourth time (JOURNEY 2, HERCULES, and SAN ANDREAS). The plot for RAMPAGE has not been revealed, but the long running video game franchise has always focused on playable monsters (usually a gorilla, dinosaur, and wolf) as they destroy as much as possible. There is not much in the way of narrative, but simply combining the concept of GODZILLA with SAN ANDREAS is enough to make studio executives see dollar signs.

Dwayne Johnson is on a roll as he continues to fill his resume with franchise after franchise. From the FAST AND FURIOUS series to G.I. JOE and onward to SHAZAM in the future, there doesn't seem to be anything Johnson isn't perfectly cast for. RAMPAGE sounds like it could be as much fun as SAN ANDREAS if not more. With SAN ANDREAS crossing $400 million in worldwide box office, I would expect the studio to fast-track this project. Now, who should direct it?

Source: Deadline

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11:21PM on 06/23/2015
Our cities lie in ruin, but this is only a temporary setback, somebody call the Rock. This is fantastic news. Loved this game as a kid, and the Rock is better suited for this than playing Jack Burton.
Our cities lie in ruin, but this is only a temporary setback, somebody call the Rock. This is fantastic news. Loved this game as a kid, and the Rock is better suited for this than playing Jack Burton.
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11:00PM on 06/23/2015

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6:36PM on 06/23/2015

Dinosaurs are so HOT right now... Lets make every possible intellectual property item that has some kind of dinosaur or creature in it

Looks like some studio head saw those Jurassic World box-office numbers and took a bit of a reach to find something with a dinosaur looking creature in it. I think in the movie, they will just call all the animals genetically modified hybrids, and then show a few explosions, give the Rock a couple one-liners, and call it a day. For a movie like this, I am more looking forward to the trailer than the actual movie. I bet the trailer could come out pretty good over a three to four minute period.
Looks like some studio head saw those Jurassic World box-office numbers and took a bit of a reach to find something with a dinosaur looking creature in it. I think in the movie, they will just call all the animals genetically modified hybrids, and then show a few explosions, give the Rock a couple one-liners, and call it a day. For a movie like this, I am more looking forward to the trailer than the actual movie. I bet the trailer could come out pretty good over a three to four minute period. Its the whole extension to 90 minutes that I worry about.
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6:36PM on 06/23/2015
This guy is pretty easy to watch, very likable guy. I met him once at Worlds Gym in East Boston, he was already killing it with his wrestling career. Just a down to earth, cool guy, didn't act like a star at all. That being said, Rampage?!! Could care less what the story is, I'm in!
This guy is pretty easy to watch, very likable guy. I met him once at Worlds Gym in East Boston, he was already killing it with his wrestling career. Just a down to earth, cool guy, didn't act like a star at all. That being said, Rampage?!! Could care less what the story is, I'm in!
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4:16PM on 06/23/2015
Didn't they try to make this awhile back when the video game movie craze was happening? I love The Rock & yes he is hot right now, but he doesn't need to be put in every movie they have an idea for.
Didn't they try to make this awhile back when the video game movie craze was happening? I love The Rock & yes he is hot right now, but he doesn't need to be put in every movie they have an idea for.
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1:34PM on 06/23/2015
Loved the game and enjoy The Rock in the right role, so I'm all for this.
Loved the game and enjoy The Rock in the right role, so I'm all for this.
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1:11PM on 06/23/2015
The Rock is one of the most charasmatic people on the planet, but I'm kind of getting tired of the good guy/badass roles he plays. He needs to play a bad guy/badass. The only problem with that, is that the good guy would need to be just as charasmatic, if not more, as The Rock. Which is basically impossible to find.
The Rock is one of the most charasmatic people on the planet, but I'm kind of getting tired of the good guy/badass roles he plays. He needs to play a bad guy/badass. The only problem with that, is that the good guy would need to be just as charasmatic, if not more, as The Rock. Which is basically impossible to find.
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1:14PM on 06/23/2015
his name is Chris Pratt.
his name is Chris Pratt.
1:15PM on 06/23/2015
maybe that's why they're still looking for the Shazam against his Black Adam.
maybe that's why they're still looking for the Shazam against his Black Adam.
1:09PM on 06/23/2015
I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. I loved this game.
I have been waiting for this moment for a long time. I loved this game.
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1:07PM on 06/23/2015
i played the hell out of this game when i was a kid i love the rock so sign me up
i played the hell out of this game when i was a kid i love the rock so sign me up
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1:06PM on 06/23/2015
I'm guessing The Rock will play an Animal Controller who must stop these raging animals from destroying his beloved city. Go get them, Dwayne!
I'm guessing The Rock will play an Animal Controller who must stop these raging animals from destroying his beloved city. Go get them, Dwayne!
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12:53PM on 06/23/2015

this is one game adaptation that I fully endorse!

Played that game to death as a little kid. Not much story to work with, but with the Rock it will probably not be too serious and very tongue in cheek, which seems to me to be the best way to adapt Rampage into a movie.
Played that game to death as a little kid. Not much story to work with, but with the Rock it will probably not be too serious and very tongue in cheek, which seems to me to be the best way to adapt Rampage into a movie.
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12:43PM on 06/23/2015
Oh fuck yes.
Oh fuck yes.
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